Re: struggling to learn RDF ..
Bill de hÓra wrote: >> Also can someone suggest a good book on the subject, the O'Reilly >> "Practical RDF" is practicaly unreadable. > > I didn't find that when I read it. Despite what some people say, RDF can > be conceptually difficult subject matter; perhaps the problem was you're > just getting to grips with the stuff. i found myself getting very frustrated trying to read this. Believe me, i don't like to slag off books, esp those from the great O'Reilly, but i took this one on three separate trans-atlantic trips and didn't grok a single thing. At first i blamed myself for not being clever enough, but really it's the book's fault if it doesn't help me 'get it'. I was hoping for a "Dive into RDF" when maybe i really needed a 'Learning RDF'. It's a shame, because Shelly seems like such a good egg from her blog. Ho hum. > Stefano Mazzocchi has started a series: > > http://www.betaversion.org/~stefano/linotype/news/57/ > http://www.betaversion.org/~stefano/linotype/news/78/ They look good. i think i've also gained a certain amount of understanding using with Mark Nottingham's Python Sparta API to build some relationships and importing the generated RDF/XML into Gravity. As a result i'm more ready to ask some more specific questions on ww-rdf-interest@w... which seems to be more active than http://rdfweb.org/mailman/listinfo/rdfweb-dev Thanks all! Paul -- Paul Downey http://blog.whatfettle.com  http://www.mnot.net/blog/2004/08/21/sparta  http://semweb.salzburgresearch.at/apps/rdf-gravity/
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