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Namespace proliferation Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:48:27 +0000
Message-Id: <ADB422E1-E2D6-48C1-B168-F9C14D456EA5@w3.org>
Cc: SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@miscoranda.com>, Olaf Hartig <olaf.hartig@liu.se>, Axel Polleres <axel@polleres.net>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>

> On 2018-11 -21, at 22:40, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> 9. Namespace proliferation.  It's hard to manage all the
> namespaces involved in using RDF: FOAF, SKOS, DC and all the
> hundreds of specialized namespaces that are encountered when
> using external RDF.  Namespaces can help organize IRIs into
> categories (typically based on the IRI's origin), but this
> fact is nowhere recognized in official RDF specs.  

No, the RDF specs don’t explain how that works,
and it is perhaps the most important and different features of RDF.

- Life is like a bag of chips.  Understanding that you are after a mixture of ontologies in your app.

Here is where they come from

a) Making your own ontology on the fly for speed

b) Looking at looking at the solid teams (etc) favorite list
like  https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/blob/master/src/ns.js <https://github.com/solid/solid-ui/blob/master/src/ns.js>

c) Looking at places like LOV

d) asking around on chat

e) Getting others to review and help standardize your ontology

f) Making standards

with various levels of investment, interoprativ


[chips] https://www.w3.org/blog/2010/05/linked-data-its-is-not-like-th/

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