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Re: Project idea: cviki (or some better name than that)

From: ying ding <dingying@indiana.edu>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:01:30 -0500
Message-ID: <4A9E88CA.9000108@indiana.edu>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Toby,

It is a great idea. But how can you handle the security issue as your 
data are sensitive. Currently, I am not aware of the security 
implementation for RDF and SPARQL. Glad to hear other's opinion on the 
security problem of SW.


Toby Inkster wrote:
> I think this is a great idea for a project, but I don't have time to 
> do it myself...
> 1. Set up a wiki (pref MediaWiki) for people to publish their 
> CVs/Resumés. This might need slightly different access restrictions 
> than normal MediaWiki installations to prevent people from negatively 
> editing others' CVs.
> 2. The site would provide a bunch of MediaWiki "templates" which would 
> expose the CV data as XHTML+RDFa using the FOAF and DOAC vocabs 
> primarily.
> 3. The site would provide a conformance checking tool for CV authors, 
> using RDFS and OWL reasoning, and perhaps in-built knowledge of FOAF 
> and DOAC, to look at individual CVs and check them for contradictions. 
> (e.g. range/domain conflicts.)
> 4. The site would provide a "dictionary" of skills, each with a URI, 
> for more standardised markup of a person's skillset.
> 5. A bot would monitor the "recent changes" RSS feed (is this valid 
> RSS 1.0 - i.e. RDF? If not, it could maybe be fixed.) finding CVs 
> which had recently been changed. Each of these would be parsed as RDFa 
> and entered into a big, communal triple store (using the URL of the CV 
> page as a graph name for easy maintenance).
> 6. A SPARQL endpoint would be exposed for the big triple store.
> 7. People could write various human-friendly forms as a wrapper for 
> the SPARQL endpoint. The cviki community would vote on the best of 
> these, and the winner would be placed on the Wiki front page.

Ying Ding, Assistant Professor of Information Science
School of Library & Information Science, Indiana University
1320 East 10th Street, Herman B Wells Library, LI029
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Tel: (812) 855 5388, Fax: (812) 855 6166
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