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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:24:11 +0000
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: William Waites <ww@styx.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Sorry Kingsley, I think you've just demonstrated a very risky 
assumption. People will just mishear and mis-read and get confused.

Most web programmers look for a good-enough example to copy, not read 
the docs.

On 25/01/11 17:09, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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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