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Re: Earthquake in Chile; Ideas? to help

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:39:22 -0500
Message-ID: <4B8C25FA.5060701@durusau.net>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
CC: Massimo Di Pierro <mdipierro@cs.depaul.edu>, "Leo Soto M." <leo.soto@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, "digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com" <digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com>
Aldo,

On 3/1/2010 3:09 PM, Aldo Bucchi wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Massimo Di Pierro
> <mdipierro@cs.depaul.edu>  wrote:
>    
>> This software was used for Haiti
>>
>>   http://www.sahanapy.org/
>>
>> Here it is in production for Haiti
>>
>>   http://haiti.sahanafoundation.org/prod/
>>
>> and here it is for Chile
>>
>>   http://chile.sahanafoundation.org/live
>>      
> Oh.
> Who put this up?
> I am impressed by ( and thankful of ) the amount of efforts we are not aware of!
> Now. The issue is quickly starting to become: data integration.
>
>    
Data integration is always the issue.

Ever since there were two languages for communication. ;-)

Rather than attempting to choose (or force) a choice of an ontology, I 
would suggest creating a topic map to provide an integration layer over 
diverse data. That allows users to work with systems most familiar to 
them, which should allow them to get underway more quickly as well as 
more accurately. While allowing for integration of diverse sources.

Besides, as the relief effort evolves, things not contemplated at the 
outset are going arise. Topic maps can easily adapt to include such 
information.

Hope you are having a great day!

Patrick
> ( I am sure someone has been saying this for eons. He's big, darK...
> can't remember his name though ;).
>
> I will fwd this to people on the team. If you have any idea, the list
> of developers coordinating this is:
> digitales-por-chile@googlegroups.com
>
> Thanks!
>
>    
>> It is based on web2py and it would be trivial to add RDF tags since web2py
>> has native support for linked data :
>>
>>    http://web2py.com/semantic
>>      
> OK cool.
> Now, just to be clear: semantic is not really a requirement. We just
> need to make things better.
>
> Thanks!
> ( Leo: I copy you directly cuz you're the python man here )
>
>    
>> Currently the database schema of Sahanapy has not yet been tagged but they
>> alway look for volunteers
>>
>>
>> http://groups.google.com/group/michipug/browse_thread/thread/e3e7700e7970059
>>
>> Massimo
>>
>>
>> On Feb 28, 2010, at 8:50 PM, Aldo Bucchi wrot
>>
>>      
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> As many of you probably know, we just had a mega quake here in Chile.
>>> This next week will be critical in terms of logistics, finding lost
>>> people... and as you probably know it is all about information in the
>>> end.
>>>
>>> In a scenario like this, everything is chaotic.
>>>
>>> We will soon have a SPARQL endpoint available with all the data we can
>>> find, hoping that people around the world can extract some insights.
>>> In the meantime, I would love to hear any kind of ideas.
>>>
>>> They needn't be high tech. Sometimes simple ideas go a long way!
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> A
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Aldo Bucchi
>>> skype:aldo.bucchi
>>> http://www.univrz.com/
>>> http://aldobucchi.com/
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>>      
>
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>    

-- 
Patrick Durusau
patrick@durusau.net
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)
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