In case your not aware Chandler OSAfoundation is basing their
new PIM on RDF/ZODB/Python etc...
if you haven't already it might be worth having a look at how they see
RDF fitting into the picture.
On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 03:21, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> I just read the RDF article published here:
> I've understood the mechanics of RDF for a while, but never understood
> what makes it better than what we already have. Now I think I get it:
> RDF theory is a new kind of database abstraction. It's similar to a
> relational database in that you put pieces of data into the database and
> later search for data. But it's much more ad-hoc than a relational
> Serialization of RDF into XML and the relationship between RDF and the
> Semantic Web are distinct concepts from RDF theory.
> This ad-hoc data storage made me think of TinyTables. TinyTables is a
> good Zope product that fills the need for simple tables of data, but it
> needs attention. What if it got replaced by some Zope product called
> "RDFBucket"? An RDFBucket object would let you input data in a variety
> of ways, including object introspection, forms, and XML with embedded
> RDF. It would let you run queries similar to ZCatalog. Maybe it would
> also generate RDF for embedding metadata in web pages.
> I'm wondering if I'm thinking in line with RDF theory, or if I've veered
> off track. If you're familiar with RDF: What do you think?
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