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Kingsley Idehen


I guess you didn't know that I tracked your blog :-) Just like that, you post, and my notification system pings me etc..

It was a pleasure meeting with you in person. I really enjoyed your presentation.

Next stop, the unveiling of UMBEL with darkens the "Scheme" aspect of Linked Data so that the Instance Data centricity in our anecdotal material softens.

Once we have Instance Data and Schema level integration sorted, we can produce Linked Data solutions that aid "People" so that they produce clean data without changing their naturally sloppy habits :-)



Anant, here's a NYC tip for you: always have breakfast at a deli. Doesn't matter which hotel you're staying at, go outside and walk a block or two to find a deli.

This will also expose you to what seem to be the two default NY deli newspapers, the Post or the Daily News. Point being: bring your own newspaper.


Can you share your presentation, if you used one, via your blog, or on slideshare.

Kingsley Idehen


My presentation is exposed via:

1. - http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen - My Blog
2. http://myopenlink.net/dataspace/person/kidehen - One of my FOAF profile pages (follow the "Explore Data Tab")

Anyway, here is a direct link (to save time):


Anant Jhingran

Kiran et al, see the edit above, the slides are now posted.

Joe I.

Mr. Jhingran,

After enduring your talk in silent frustration, I applauded loudly when one of the audience members told you that "you don't get it". From your blog, it appears you still don't. Even worse, it appears that not only don't you get what linked data is, you don't get that the audience didn't like your talk.

TimBL didn't say build it and uses will emerge - he said "we built it and uses HAVE emerged". Past tense. Will IBM continue to ignore RDF & linked data in the face of its success?

-Joe I.

Anant Jhingran

Joe, appreciate your sentiment. Well, I did conclude in my blog by saying I learnt a lot and it did open my eyes to alternatives. I was there to understand the audience perspective and to give my perspective. If I know how to contact you I can have a further dialog.

Chris Welty


IBM does not ignore RDF and linked data. We have been one of the most active participants in setting the open standards upon which most linked data efforts are based, including RDF, SKOS, OWL, SPARQL, and RIF. Check out our record. I think its pretty good.


Joe I.

Fair enough. Like other audience people that day I am maybe too sensitive to the this misconception that this (linked data, semantic web) is all just the same old thing with a different name.

But I will give IBM its due. Lots of activity. But it seems disconnected from this talk.


My email is captsemantic@yahoo.com.


I'm pretty sure that 1 + 1 = 2 in base 10. Perhaps you meant base 1?

Anant Jhingran

sorry anonymmous. in the talk i had said that typically people say 1 + 1 = 3 = 11 base 2 and i said 1 + 1 is really 11 in base 10...

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