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On Nov 3, 2013, at 6:07 PM, Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> And it's not very hard given the right mindset -- its just a fully expanded
> relational database, where the identifiers are URIs.  Yes, it's not 1st
> year computer science, but it is 2nd or 3rd year rather than post graduate.

Okay, granted, but how many people do we know who can draw an entity relationship diagram? In other words, how many people can represent knowledge as a relational database? Very few people in Library Land are able to get past flat files, let alone relational databases. Yet we are hoping to build the Semantic Web where everybody can contribute. I think this is a challenge.

Donít get me wrong. I think this is a good thing to give a whirl, but I think it is hard.

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