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1 billion facets

Well, not exactly. Siderean has announced that a pilot deployment for Elsevier has over one billion RDF triples (the press release says “relations,” but I assume that’s what that means) in what Siderean calls a “relational navigation” system, i.e., a faceted system that allows for looser links across and among the resources.

I’m working off a press release, so I’m probably getting some or all of this wrong. But, it’s still a heck of a lot of relationships. [Tags: ]

4 Responses to “1 billion facets”

  1. on 30 Apr 2007 at 11:03 amvaspers the grate

    Is this like Data Mining and Tagging slammed together? Sort of?

  2. on 30 Apr 2007 at 11:05 amvaspers the grate

    Got an error message when I clicked on “Blog Disclosure” button in sidebar.

  3. on 01 May 2007 at 10:44 pmDavid Weinberger

    D’oh. I fixed the disclosure page link. Thanks, Vaspars.

  4. on 01 May 2007 at 11:46 pmJay Fienberg

    Yeah, “triples” are RDF relational data, which are in the form of subject-predictate-object. The subject-to-object relationship is a “binary relation” (one subject to one object), which accounts for two parts of the triple. The predicate is the third.


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    So, you could imagine each as a “tag” that one might click on to see other things tagged with. . .