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RE: LOD, TechPresentations.org and Semantic MediaWiki

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:20:54 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D29852015C572A@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: "Sergey Chernyshev" <lodlist.w3c.org@antispam.sergeychernyshev.com>

Kingsley,
 
>Who is behind: http://143.224.254.32/irs/ ?

/me, guilty ;) 

But to be fair, I announced it here, recently ...

>I ask because I note that it doesn't attempt discern owl:sameAs links 
>from input URIs. For instance, I have a lot of owl:sameAs 
>links that can 
>be discerned via any of my data space uris:
>1. http://myopenlink.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this
>2. http://community.linkeddata.org/dataspace/person/kidehen2#this
>3. http://kidehen.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this
>
>The system should ask me to confirm the owl:sameAs claims rather than 
>make me type them in all over again, is my key point.

Sure.  This and other issues, such as trust (cf. [1]) will be addressed,
soon.

Cheers,
	Michael

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008Mar/0163.html

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 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  
 http://www.joanneum.at/iis/
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-lod-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kingsley Idehen
>Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 4:09 PM
>To: public-lod@w3.org
>Cc: Sergey Chernyshev; public-lod@w3.org
>Subject: Re: LOD, TechPresentations.org and Semantic MediaWiki
>
>
>Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>>
>> Sergey,
>>
>> Welcome to the list!
>>
>> On 28 Mar 2008, at 18:51, Sergey Chernyshev wrote:
>>> My name is Sergey Shernyshev and I'm running TechPresentations.org 
>>> project using Semantic MediaWiki (SMW).
>>>
>>> Currently I'm thinking about making the dataset more open 
>and want to 
>>> connect it to LOD through presentation topics that I recently 
>>> introduced into the project.
>>> I wonder if someone can give me any recomendations about going open?
>>>
>>> I see two major parts here:
>>> 1. Using some open vocabulary for describing the data. The question 
>>> here is how do I find a vocabulary? The only one relatively 
>close to 
>>> TechPresentations is http://www.w3.org/2004/08/Presentations.owl 
>>> (thanks to Ivan Herman for this!), but it's definitely 
>geared towards 
>>> w3c's activities and I don't know if there is anything else beyond 
>>> that on the market, will appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.
>>
>> I think that FOAF, the Dublin Core Terms, and the SWRC 
>ontology should 
>> provide you with a fairly complete collection of the required terms. 
>> If you can't find anything that fits your needs, don't hesitate to 
>> create your own classes and properties, you can always add 
>superclass 
>> relationships to existing terms later.
>>
>>> 2. Connecting to LOD dataset. Being quite new to the 
>project, I have 
>>> very vague idea of the process and will be happy to get a 
>pointer to 
>>> some documentation about it. SMW is a great tool and I'll 
>be happy to 
>>> work with it's development team to incorporate all the best 
>practices 
>>> that will make all SMW-powered sites a potential source for 
>LOD data, 
>>> I just need to get better understanding of the requirements.
>>>
>>> Right now I'm just working on adding "Equivalent URI" SMW special 
>>> property to pages which get translated to "owl:sameAs" on 
>RDF export 
>>> - you can see an example of the page here: 
>>> http://www.techpresentations.org/MySQL (factbox at the bottom links 
>>> to DBPedia's http://dbpedia.org/resource/MySQL) and 
>>> http://www.techpresentations.org/Special:ExportRDF/MySQL - 
>RDF export 
>>> for the page (you can see <owl:sameAs 
>>> rdf:resource="http://dbpedia.org/resource/MySQL"/> being added).
>>
>> Some potential interlinking opportunities:
>>
>> - owl:sameAs to DBpedia for topics covered in TechPresentations.org, 
>> as you already do
>> - foaf:homepage links for people (if known)
>> - owl:sameAs links to FOAF profiles of people (if known)
>> - OntoWorld.org seems to cover some of the same ground and 
>already has 
>> URIs for many people, conferences and so on
>> - The L3S DBLP server already has URIs for many people and 
>the papers 
>> that might be associated with the talks
>>
>>> I also have some ideas on how SMW and it's extensions (Semantic 
>>> Forms, Semantic Drilldown and some visualization extensions like 
>>> Semantic Google Maps and etc.) can be useful for LOD project, for 
>>> example, it can be used as publicly open editor for 
>interconnections 
>>> between various datasets.
>>
>> Interesting. There is some (still very early) existing work about 
>> open, collaborative interlinking here:
>> http://143.224.254.32/irs/
>>
>> Richard
>
>Richard,
>
>Who is behind: http://143.224.254.32/irs/ ?
>
>I ask because I note that it doesn't attempt discern owl:sameAs links 
>from input URIs. For instance, I have a lot of owl:sameAs 
>links that can 
>be discerned via any of my data space uris:
>1. http://myopenlink.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this
>2. http://community.linkeddata.org/dataspace/person/kidehen2#this
>3. http://kidehen.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this
>
>The system should ask me to confirm the owl:sameAs claims rather than 
>make me type them in all over again, is my key point.
>
>Kingsley
>>
>>
>>> I'll be happy to discuss them with the community if there 
>is interest 
>>> in this technology.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>>           Sergey
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Sergey Chernyshev
>>> http://www.sergeychernyshev.com/
>>
>>
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>Regards,
>
>Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: 
>http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>President & CEO 
>OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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