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

From: Marcel Fröhlich <marcel.frohlich@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 18:09:35 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHKA4Ly76xWCKNp3a30GV8wCR=bCK0qCE=kyM1O=rU91vUEfEg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: "Timothy W. Cook" <tim@mlhim.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi David,

my term to talk about that aspect of RDF modelling is "poly-structured
data".


Cheers, Marcel Fröhlich


2014-03-07 21:09 GMT+01:00 David Booth <david@dbooth.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
>
>
>> Cheers,
>> Tim
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org
>> <mailto: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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