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Re: [ontolog-forum] Self Interest Ontology

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From: David Eddy <deddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:45:30 -0400
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Kingsley -

On Apr 7, 2012, at 4:28 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

This is where I truly believe Linked Data shines 

[Context: I must confess (provenance?) that I have not made a close study of Linked Data.]

What does Linked Data do to address the "what is it I'm getting at the other end of this pipe?" issue?

Linking all this stuff together isn't new.  How long has ODBC been around?  At least 20 years?

What does Linked Data add to the challenge of "I wonder what's in this column/field/cell?"

I am assuming:

(1) you (the linker) do not know

(2) you do not have access to the person who does know

(3) the person who does know is likely only partially correct.

SemWeb is looking for a presentation Tuesday.  Can you show how Linked Data resolves this "semantic connectivity" issue?

David Eddy

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