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Data Spaces

Points of presence on the Internet for interacting with Programs (Application Logic) and Data via Web Services APIs and Query Service Protocols (e.g., SPARQL, GData, OpenSearch, etc.) respectively. Data Spaces provide a concrete moniker for understanding the imminent transition from the API-oriented Web 2.0 to the API- and Open Data Access-oriented Semantic.

Data Spaces provide atomic points of reference for creating, accessing, and disseminating; Data, Information, and Knowledge and Data Spaces are increasingly accepted as the new frontier of database management technology research.

Weblogs, Wikis, Web Sites, Hosted Services (MySpace, Yahoo!360, MSN Spaces, etc.) are examples of Web 2.0 application profiles that generate Data Spaces unobtrusively. The Semantic Web is an example of Web Technology that will benefit immensely from Data Space platform products.

Reference Material

  1. OpenLink Data Spaces FAQ
  2. Depiction from Tim Berners-Lee - Semantic Web Use-case Presentation
  3. Open World Model article by Leigh Dodds
  4. From Databases to DataSpaces - Alon Harvey (of Google) et al.
  5. Zeitgeist Europe 2010 - The Power of Data - YouTube video of panel discussion, moderated by Professor John Palfrey (Professor of Law, Harvard), with Shami Chakrabarti (Director, Liberty), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Inventor, World Wide Web), Brian Fitzpatrick (Engineering Manager & Open Source Advocate, Google), Professor Maurice Biriotti (Founder & CEO, SHM Productions)

-- KingsleyIdehen - 05 Jan 2006

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