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Re: SWAD-E postcard text

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 16:42:12 +0100 (BST)
To: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>, public-esw <public-esw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0305011641450.10756-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>


thanks Dave, that's all excellent :)

I appreciate your help,

Libby

On Thu, 1 May 2003, Dave Reynolds wrote:

> Hi Libby,
>
> > so...what do we want to get people to do with respect to the site?
> >
> > - join in
> > irc/w3c mailing lists/workshops/suggestions and questions
> > public-esw/wiki
> >
> > - find stuff out
> > reports, demos, developer page
>
> Both of those. As well as pointing people to the web site (find stuff out) we
> should encourage then to join us on public-esw to ask questions, let us know of
> relevant other work going on etc. (I have a preference for emphasising the mail
> list since I'm irc-challenged!).
>
> > We could also have a slogan of some kind on the front of the
> > card....what do you think? any suggestions?
>
> Sorry, I'm terrible with slogans. Sentiments along the lines of "making the
> semantic real" or "building a practical semantic web 1.0" might be suitable but
> I haven't got a good form of words.
>
> > I rather like this para (from
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/factsheet/) as an explanation of what
> > we're doing in the project:
> >
> > [[
> > The period 2002-2004 will see the first wave of mainstream Semantic Web
> > applications. SWAD-Europe's role will be to ensure that the critical
> > technology components required for widespread Semantic Web adoption are
> > readily accessible to European industry, consumers, and developers. This
> > involves finding and maintaining a balance between "in-house" Open
> > Source tool development, community building, outreach and evangelism,
> > combined with more technologically advanced research and analysis to
> > support and field-test Semantic Web standards.
> > ]]
>
> Agreed. That's a good paragraph. If there is space it would good to have a few
> more specifics points mentioned as appetizers to encourge people to follow up
> (by mail or web). For example, mention a few of the specific technology issues
> or investigations or applications.
>
> Doesn't need to be comprehensive just a few bullet highlights.
>
> For example:
>
> "Examples of the activities we are involved in include:
>   - bridging the gap between semantic web technology and the XML tool stack
>   - reviewing and developing tools for accessing, storing and search semantic
> web data
>   - developing case studies and demonstration applications in areas ranging from
> thesaurus management to semantic blogging
>   - a series of developer workshops on topics ranging from image annotation to
> calendaring.
>
> For more details on the full range of our activities visit
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/ or join us on the public-esw@w3.org mail
> list."
>
> Dave
>
>
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