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

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:09:40 -0500
Message-ID: <531A2784.4060302@dbooth.org>
To: "Timothy W. Cook" <tim@mlhim.org>
CC: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On 03/07/2014 02:33 PM, Timothy W. Cook wrote:
> [ . . . ]  What RDF really does is;
> provide a data model agnostic 'layer for semantic connections across
> information resources'.

That is true, but I am hoping for a term that somehow also succinctly 
conveys the **value proposition** of doing so -- i.e., a term that 
somehow alludes to the benefit that this characteristic provides.

David

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