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Re: [ontolog-forum] How Identifiers, Linked Data, Logic, RDF etc.. are r

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:28:56 -0400
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On 6/18/13 5:01 PM, Hans Polzer wrote:
> Kingsley,
> The one thing that strikes me about the Venn diagram is the absence of
> context and the scope of that context. It's as if none of the three circles
> have a real-world context and scope within which they are operative.
> I'm not sure how one might show the context dependency using this kind of
> Venn diagram conceptual analogy. The most appropriate visualization of
> context and scope is probably itself context/perspective dependent. Part of
> the issue is that while one could depict the three circles inside a still
> larger circle labeled "context", with the size of that circle being driven
> by the scope of the context, it's not clear to me that a single context
> scope dimensions is appropriate to all three circles, and different context
> dimensions are likely to be pertinent to each of the circles. The
> "logic" circle is probably the least context sensitive (but not entirely
> free of context dependencies), but the other two circles have significant
> context/scope dependencies, and not all in the same context scope dimensions
> - which is why this is a hard problem to address.
> Hans    (01)

Yes.    (02)

The initial venn was really in response to a debate about whether Linked 
Data and RDF are loosely or tightly coupled. Thus, I knocked up the 
diagram to aid attempts to defend why I claim they are loosely (rather 
than tightly) coupled.    (03)

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> Subject: [ontolog-forum] How Identifiers, Linked Data, Logic, RDF etc.. are
> related
> All,
> A picture speaks a thousand words, here's a venn diagram that illustrates
> how the following are related:
> 1. Identifiers -- entity denotation
> 2. Entity Relationships -- basically statements, claims, or propositions
> expressing observation(s) using 3-tuple (triple) patterns 3. Predicate Logic
> -- entity relationship semantics.
> I've also made the venn diagram click-able so all you have to do is click on
> a label and it will resolve to relevant material about the subject matter in
> question.
> Naturally, I value insights and suggestions from this community re.
> tweaks and improvements etc..
> Links:
> 1. http://bit.ly/16EVFVG -- Venn diagram illustrating how Linked Data are
> RDF are related .
>    (04)

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Regards,    (06)

Kingsley Idehen 
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