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Re: What should we call RDF's ability to allow multiple models to peacefully coexist, interconnected?

From: Timothy W. Cook <tim@mlhim.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:33:23 -0300
Message-ID: <CA+=OU3Wthw5tovrZrriTCX6NuRvXYRERCiZHMNtsa7fbLZoQVw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
I think that the basic concept that it allows multiple data models to
peacefully co-exist is an incorrect approach.  What RDF really does is;
provide a data model agnostic 'layer for semantic connections across
information resources'.


On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:

> I -- and I'm sure many others -- have struggled for years trying to
> succinctly describe RDF's ability to allow multiple data models to
> peacefully coexist, interconnected, in the same data.  For data
> integration, this is a key strength of RDF that distinguishes it from other
> information representation languages such as XML.   I have tried various
> terms over the years -- most recently "schema promiscuous" -- but have not
> yet found one that I think really nails it, so I would love to get other
> people's thoughts.
> This google doc lists several candidate terms, some pros and cons, and
> allows you to indicate which ones you like best:
> http://goo.gl/zrXQgj
> Please have a look and indicate your favorite(s).  You may also add more
> ideas and comments to it.  The document can be edited by anyone with the
> URL.
> Thanks!
> David Booth

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