[Taxacom] The Semantic Web and LOD would allow everyone to contribute without needing a huge "ministry of truth"

Peter DeVries pete.devries at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 13:56:26 CST 2010

On of the features of the semantic web and the Linked Open Data cloud is
that they allow anyone who can post markup data to a web server to

You  simply markup your data at a particular URL and then ping the semantic
web to tell everyone that it is there.


This would allow individual institutions and individuals to contribute their
own data.

Very democratic.

If you don't agree with a particular contribution then just choose to ignore
it in your analysis.


- Pete

Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
TaxonConcept Knowledge Base <http://www.taxonconcept.org/> / GeoSpecies
Knowledge Base <http://lod.geospecies.org/>
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