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   Re: [xml-dev] RDF as RDF, RDF as XML, RDF as metadata,

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Mike Champion scripsit:

> As for Reuters Health, are consumers generally just using the metadata
> as XML tags that get processed with SAX, DOM, XSLT, whatever ... or
> as RDF triples?  (Probably "both", but how about a guess as to 
> percentages?)

I can't even guess.  I deliberately stay at arm's length from what customers
do with the data, which is why we make it available only by rock-solid
protocols like email and FTP and HTTP.  No fancy application integration from
us!  Contractually, the only limits on the customers are things like
"Don't edit the content" and "Don't display news past its expiration date."

Internally, we use none of these things, but simply grep the documents for
the presence of codes which are objects of certain RDF triples.  Since the
codes don't overlap with natural language, and since we generate the documents
ourselves and know their contents, this is perfectly safe and very efficient.

You are a child of the universe no less         John Cowan
than the trees and all other acyclic            http://www.reutershealth.com
graphs; you have a right to be here.            http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
  --DeXiderata by Sean McGrath                  jcowan@reutershealth.com


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