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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:24:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4D3F1573.9030005@openlinksw.com>
To: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: William Waites <ww@styx.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
On 1/25/11 12:24 PM, Christopher Gutteridge wrote:
> 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.

But you're assuming my audience is strictly "web programmer". I was 
referring to people in general, no specific profile.

Isn't it riskier to assume Linked Data mailing list is dominated by "web 
programmer" profile? :-)

Kingsley
>
> 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 :-)
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen	
>> President&  CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Web:http://www.openlinksw.com
>> Weblog:http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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>
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
President&  CEO
OpenLink Software
Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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