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Re: Fracturing of identifiers (How many "The Matrix" are there?)

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 09:59:51 +0200
Message-Id: <1A85C967-5B9F-11D8-91BB-000A95EAFCEA@nokia.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, Jeff Thompson <jeff@thefirst.org>
To: "ext Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>

On Feb 10, 2004, at 01:56, ext Sandro Hawke wrote:

>> dmoz.org has identifiers for movies, and so does tap.stanford.edu.  
>> For examp
>> le,
>> dmoz.org uses "Top/Arts/Movies/Titles/M/Matrix_Series/Matrix,_The"
>> and tap.stanford.edu uses "http://tap.stanford.edu/data/MovieMatrix"
>> and there may be others.
>> I don't see any of these sites using triples that say one is 
>> owl:sameAs the
>> other.
>> Who is actually supposed to be responsible for sameAs assertions?  
>> dmoz.org?
>> TAP?  Or some third party?
> No one is responsible, but lots will benefit if each side does it, and
> maybe some others, too.
>> Is this in practice a showstopper for useful semantic web searches?
>> (This may be FAQ but I couldn't find it.)
> The flip side is that you CAN say owl:sameAs on the Semantic Web.
>       -- sandro

Right, and it is issues such as these that provide opportunities
for the development of services which add value to knowledge
harvested from the web -- by categorizing/qualifying/equating
according to some unifying ontology/ontologies, which results
in more effective knowledge discovery.



Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2004 03:00:03 UTC

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