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RE: SWAD-E postcard text - slogans

From: Stephen Buswell <StephenB@stilo.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 15:37:46 +0100
Message-ID: <E334221198A6D411AA5C00B0D078D4B54B9EBA@KRAKATOA>
To: "'Libby Miller'" <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: public-esw <public-esw@w3.org>

Libby

I once gave a talk entitled "In Search of the Semantic Spider"
but this is too obscure ...

there are various things like 

weaving the semantic web (apologies to TBL)
spinning the semantic web (although this has a secondary meaning we may not
intend)
untangling the semantic web 
building the web of meaning

hm...

--sb

-----Original Message-----
From: Libby Miller [mailto:Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk]
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 4:42 PM
To: Dave Reynolds
Cc: Libby Miller; public-esw
Subject: Re: SWAD-E postcard text




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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