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Re: Semantic Web Interest Group now closed

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:39:36 +0200
Message-Id: <A418EE87-9E64-4495-89BE-CCCE06E3B541@bblfish.net>
Cc: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Nicolas Chauvat <nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr>

> On 18 Oct 2018, at 16:23, Nicolas Chauvat <nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 02:32:29PM +0200, Frans Knibbe wrote:
>> To me, the term 'machine-readable web' excludes an important target group:
>> us humans (assuming all current list subscribers are human). When I try
>> explain the concepts of Linked Data or the Semantic Web to an uninitiated I
>> like to use the terms 'web of data' or even shorter 'data web'. For some
>> more finesse the term 'the web of self-explanatory data', could be
>> considered, but I think just putting the terms 'web' and 'data' together
>> sets the tone well enough.
>> Also, a term like 'data web' is happily free of technicalities.
> +10

I like the word hyper-data, as it helps both
1) show the continuity it has with hyper-text
2) has a fascinating relation to what is know as hyper-systems as
   Rutten, J. J. (2000). Universal coalgebra: a theory of systems. 
   Theoretical computer science, 249(1), 3-80.
  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi= <http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=>

which is a function of the form S -> 2^2^S

ie one that takes you from a state to a set of sets of such states. Sets of states are
often thought of as propositions, and sets of sets of those sounds like quad stores.

>> perhaps even a corner stone like RDF might be replaced by something that is
>> considered better in the future?
> I heard of https://ipfs.io/ lately.

IPFS is a protocol, so in the realm of coalgebras, whereas RDF is a data format and
so in the realm of algebras. Both are orthogonal, and defined in dual categories.
RDF is defined in terms of IRIs and so could easily describe states on a IPFS System, 
just as it can on an HTTPS one.

> -- 
> Nicolas Chauvat
> logilab.fr - services en informatique scientifique et gestion de connaissances  

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