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Re: Real data

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:50:34 -0400
Message-Id: <200407211550.i6LFoYaj013469@roke.hawke.org>
To: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Cc: rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> Tired of having nothing to test your sophisticated, high-performance 
> semantic web application with, except perhaps some sociological data?


> Get some real data from:
>    http://www.isb-sib.ch/~ejain/rdf/data/
> Feedback on the project itself is also welcome, of course :-)

Excellent, now I can design some new life forms before dinner, if I
can just get the inference rules right.

Seriously, the data looks very cool (although it's completely outside
my expertise), but you seem to have packaged it in a sort of
traditional database style, intead of publishing it in a web style.
Why not make your terms dereferenceable?  If I understand right, you
have unique/stable numbers for things (the "ac number"), so why not
turn those into HTTP URIs which offer the appropriate chunks of data?
The basic idea is the same as you're already using [1]; why not extend
it to cover the RDF data?   I think that would allow systems to use
relevant parts of the data without downloading the whole thing.

      -- sandro

[1] http://www.pir.uniprot.org/start/faq.shtml#uniplink
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