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Does the work on linked data fragments [1] help at all? I'm thinking 
that it might make sense to have triples for some functions, using LDF. 
But I admit I'm still struggling to understand it.

kc
[1] http://linkeddatafragments.org/

On 4/10/15 9:17 AM, Simon Spero wrote:
>
> On Apr 10, 2015 10:33 AM, "LeVan,Ralph" <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> >
> > Millions of triples?  Puhleeze.
> >
> > At OCLC we've got >300M bib records, around a billion article 
> records and billions of holdings records.  That's going to be a *lot* 
> of triples.
>
> You forgot to mention member organizations and ILLiad.
>
> It is hard to guesstimate the triple count for oclc bib records, as 
> there are a large number of records that are broken enough to break 
> deduplication, but which can be grouped into the same workset. This 
> makes property inheritance with overriding especially effective. (A 
> project for when the Ed O'Neill emulator becomes self-aware? :).
>
> It is possible to scale triple stores to this size, but most of the 
> entities are better off stored using other approaches, with triples 
> being generated from this other store as required.  Most commercial 
> triple stores also provide row and/or column organized tables.
>
> I have sometimes speculated on how well IDMS might work for this kind 
> of data. I have decided I would rather not know :)
>
> Some kinds of ODBMS might also work rather well.
>
> Simon
>

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