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Introduction to: Open World Assumption vs Closed World Assumption

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

If you are learning about the Semantic Web, one of the things you will hear is that the Semantic Web assumes the Open World. In this post, I will clarify the distinction between the Open World Assumption and the Closed World Assumption. The Closed World Assumption (CWA) is the assumption that what is not known […]

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Introduction to: Ontologies

By   /  April 5, 2011  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In my most recent post, I introduced RDF as a flexible and schema-less data model. However, some of you may think then that using RDF data is going to be a complete mess. In some cases, that may be true; and it’s fine! There are use cases in which all you want is messy data. […]

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