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From Sergio Fernández <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Linda
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:54:04 GMT

On 18/11/12 21:55, Ted Dunning wrote:
> That is because the phrase is only used as a proper noun for one thing.
> But it is used commonly as a descriptive phrase.

I agree about the technical terms, but in this case it's a name.

Even Google is not confused:

BTW, the same could apply to "Big Data"... but let's try to focus the 
discussion, please.

> As such, I think that most mentions of "linked data" should include some
> such signal.  In a proposal aimed at people outside your community, in
> particular, you need something along the lines "the phrase linked data is
> used here idiosyncratically to refer to ...".  If you assume that the
> reader knows what kind of link you mean between what kind of data, then the
> documents you produce will tend to be impenetrable.  Assumptions like this
> are common within insular communities and commonly lead to
> misunderstandings like this.

Anyway I found this suggestion pretty interesting. So I'll try to 
improve the abstract of the proposal including something in that 
direction. Thanks.


Sergio Fernández
Salzburg Research
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