[foaf-dev] [foaf-protocols] FOAF sites offline during cleanup

Steve Harris steve.harris at garlik.com
Wed Apr 29 11:13:17 CEST 2009


On 29 Apr 2009, at 09:40, Hugh Glaser wrote:

> Hi again.
> A problem I have is that you seem to be encouraging people to use  
> your store
> to do research (for example of the sort we have been talking about on
> percentage bnodes) thinking it is on LD, LOD, SW, Web of Data or  
> whatever,
> having read claims such as:
> "What we have right now is the LOD-Cloud Warehouse".

Right, I have to say I misunderstood that phrase - I thought it was a  
"Warehouse of the LOD cloud", not "A store containing the  
LOD(Warehouse) portion of the LOD", not having heard the phrase "LOD  
Warehouse" before.

Given that, it's not very surprising that it has so few bNodes in it,  
as (even modulo Hugh's comments below) that's not a representative  
sample of the LOD world.

Naturally, our sample is equally unrepresentative, as we went about  
gathering it in a different way. Perhaps we should compute the Void  
stats for the FOAF we harvested, that world is a lot messier place  
though, and I'm not sure how well void will express it offhand.

- Steve


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