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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:09:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4D3F03BF.30508@openlinksw.com>
To: William Waites <ww@styx.org>
CC: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
On 1/25/11 11:59 AM, William Waites wrote:
> * [2011-01-25 11:21:45 -0500] Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  écrit:
>
> ] Hmm. Is it the Name or Description that's important?
> ]
> ] But what about discerning meaning from the VOAF graph?
>
> Humans looking at documents and trying to understand a system
> do so in a very different way from machines. While what you
> suggest might be strictly true according to the way RDF and
> formal logic work, it isn't the way humans work (otherwise
> the strong AI project of the past half-century might have
> succeeded by now). So we should try arrange things in a way
> that is both consistent with what the machines want and as
> easy as possible for humans to understand. That Hugh, an
> expert in the domain, had trouble figuring it out due to
> poetic references to well known concepts suggests that there
> is some room for improvement.
>
> Cheers,
> -w

Yes, but does a human say: you lost me at VOAF due to FOAF? I think they 
do read the docs, at least the opening paragraph :-)

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