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Re: Can we create better links by playing games?

From: Elena Simperl <elena.simperl@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:59:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4FE239A4.7020800@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Am 20.06.2012 17:52, schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
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> On 20 June 2012 17:44, Elena Simperl 
> <elena.simperl@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de 
> <mailto:elena.simperl@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>> wrote:
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>     Am 20.06.2012 15:19, schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
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>>     On 20 June 2012 15:11, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com
>>     <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
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>>         On 6/19/12 3:23 PM, Martin Hepp wrote:
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>>             [1] Games with a Purpose for the Semantic Web, IEEE
>>             Intelligent Systems, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 50-60, May/June
>>             2008.
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>>         Do the games at: http://ontogame.sti2.at/games/, still work?
>>         The more data quality oriented games the better re. LOD and
>>         the Semantic Web in general.
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>     Hey,
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>     Most of the OntoGame games still work, and a more comprehensive
>     list of related games is available at http://semanticgames.org/.
>     One of the problems I see, however, is that all data collected
>     through such games is not accessible or reusable by applications
>     (or in other games, as a matter of fact).
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> Yes this is a really important point.
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> If you get the high score it should be part of linked data to your 
> identity (eg like a badge).  This makes the game 100 times more 
> worthwhile to play!
In fairness, you want the games to be played by a very large user base, 
and most of these players will have nothing to do with Linked Data. They 
will need other incentives to engage with the game :-) But the results 
would be more useful, indeed.

A second problem that I've seen with the increasing number of games 
being released over the past years (including ours) is that they produce 
very similar data sets, mostly in general-purpose domains, for which 
there are actually knowledge bases available containing that knowledge 
(as RDF).  Having a standard means to reuse such crowdsourced data sets 
would make the games definitely more valuable.
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>     Elena
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>>         Others: Are there any other games out there?
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>>     iand is working on a game:
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>>     http://blog.iandavis.com/2012/05/21/wolfie/
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>>         -- 
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>>         Regards,
>>
>>         Kingsley Idehen
>>         Founder & CEO
>>         OpenLink Software
>>         Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>         Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>>         <http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
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>     -- 
>     Dr. Elena Simperl
>     Assistant Professor
>     Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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Dr. Elena Simperl
Assistant Professor
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
t: +49 721 608 45778
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