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Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 22:59:45 -0500
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: Alexander Johannesen <alexander.johannesen@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <fabdf14d-84c7-80e3-0e98-ad339cbab954@dbooth.org>
On 11/21/18 8:06 PM, Alexander Johannesen wrote:
> Any new project in RDF feels like starting from
> scratch, there are just too many loose bits, too hard to get a sense
> of how the models work and the data model fit together.
> 
> At least in the rdbms world you know what the intention is from the
> datamodel and languages. Intention is a powerful driver for
> understanding, and one that's always been hard in the ontological
> world 

Good point.  This sounds closely related to a problem that I had pruned 
from the list that I posted:

11.a. Overview of an RDF dataset.  We need better tooling for 
understanding the contents of a triple store.  What kinds of 
relationships are present?  What do they mean?  What are the namespaces 
used, and their purposes?  In a RDBMS this is fairly simple given an ER 
diagram.  We need the ability to visually zoom in or out, like with 
google maps.

David Booth
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2018 04:00:08 UTC

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