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

From: Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:33:07 -0400
To: ying ding <dingying@indiana.edu>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-id: <4A9E8223.10004@fgiasson.com>
Hi all,

Maybe that structWSF, conStruct & some extensions to conStruct developed 
by the community could meet these needs. I would suggest you to take a 
look at the two systems here:

http://openstructs.org/structwsf/ (structWSF)
http://constructscs.com (conStruct)

Here are some observations:

Security would be managed by structWSF (the current security is basic, 
but will be extended in middle term to certificates). Otherwise, any CV 
& dictionaries of skills can already be loaded within structWSF to let 
the current tools being aware (and leveraging in term of inference, 
display, etc) of this kind of structure.

Templates can be developed for conStruct (based on Smarty & a special 
Smarty API to leverage structured data).

So, all the structured data management (and access & security) is 
handled by one or multiple structWSF instance(s). Then the UI is handled 
by conStruct/Drupal or anything else that you see fits.

What would be needed to be developed is anything that is not generic: 
some special searches capabilities, special display stuff, etc. But all 
these extensions would getany data from structWSF.

Just my two cents to this conversation. I think this is something that 
can be considered for such a project.


Take care,

> 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.
> thanks
> ying
> 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.
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