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applications and vocabularies enabling public debates

From: Luigi Selmi <selmi_luigi@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:27:41 +0200
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Hi All,
I think participation and C2G lack some explanations. Participation can be viewed in very different ways. People can interact directly with the government or between them in order to build a consensus around a position that can be voted and proposed to the government. The first way can lead to a form of populism, the second way is what is generally viewed as a better and democratic kind of participation. Participation on the Web means doing public debates on line. On a debate people should be able to raise issues, write positions or arguments, post links to articles, blog post, videos. All these data must be interoperable. Debategraph [1] is a good example of an on line application that enable participation. Unfortunately it's not possible to have the ontology/vocabulary or a kind of data model and no bulk download of the data. It would be useful to point in the document to some vocabulary that could support participation like SIOC [2] and maybe SWAN [3]. An article that can be put as a reference about debates and argumentation is "Mass argumentation and the semantic web" [4].


[1] http://debategraph.org/
[2] http://sioc-project.org/
[3] http://swan.mindinformatics.org/
[4] http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/papers/2007119/MassArgumentationRahwanV6I1.pdf

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