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RE: applications and vocabularies enabling public debates

From: Peristeras, Vassilios <vassilios.peristeras@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:26:05 +0100
Message-ID: <6B017AD2AE2F6F489087FC986588136B07846D26@EVS1.ac.nuigalway.ie>
To: "Luigi Selmi" <selmi_luigi@hotmail.com>, <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "David Price" <david@debategraph.org>, "Breslin, John" <john.breslin@nuigalway.ie>, "Handschuh, Siegfried" <siegfried.handschuh@deri.org>
Hello Luigi, all.


I think that Obama's administration takes steps in fast pace towards

OMB and GSA chief architects talk about semantics and vocabularies,
explicitly mentioning SIOC (see links below). 

SIOC was developed by John Breslin's team in NUIG/DERI, Galway (happy
about this ;-)

We currently work with debategraph in the WAVE project and try to see
how we could link semantics to arguments visualization tools. The idea
is to create a SIOC-Opinion extension.

If the group has an interest on this, we could provide some relevant
info or even a use case if it is not too late.

I cc David Price from debategraph and some colleagues from DERI.


Best regards,










From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Luigi Selmi
Sent: 01 April 2009 13:28
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Subject: applications and vocabularies enabling public debates


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/

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