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Re: Can we create better links by playing games?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:34:26 -0400
Message-ID: <4FE241E2.3070209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 6/20/12 4:59 PM, Elena Simperl wrote:
> Am 20.06.2012 17:52, schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
>>
>>
>> On 20 June 2012 17:44, Elena Simperl 
>> <elena.simperl@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de 
>> <mailto:elena.simperl@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>> wrote:
>>
>>     Am 20.06.2012 15:19, schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
>>>
>>>
>>>     On 20 June 2012 15:11, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com
>>>     <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>         On 6/19/12 3:23 PM, Martin Hepp wrote:
>>>
>>>             [1] Games with a Purpose for the Semantic Web, IEEE
>>>             Intelligent Systems, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 50-60, May/June
>>>             2008.
>>>
>>>
>>>         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.
>>>
>>     Hey,
>>
>>     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).
>>
>>
>> Yes this is a really important point.
>>
>> 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.

They don't have to be overtly aware of Linked Data. We just need to 
output from gamers to produce Linked Data contributions.
>
> 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.

Yes!

That's why we have efforts such as the LOD cloud, LOD cloud cache etc.. 
It's all about making bootstrapping a Web-scale virtuous cycle for 
structured data, enhanced by de-referencable URIs (super keys).

Links:

1. http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
2. http://lod.openlinksw.com/fct/
3. http://lod.openlinksw.com/sparql
4. http://lod2.eu/Welcome.html .

Kingsley
>>
>>
>>     Elena
>>
>>>
>>>         Others: Are there any other games out there?
>>>
>>>
>>>     iand is working on a game:
>>>
>>>     http://blog.iandavis.com/2012/05/21/wolfie/
>>>
>>>
>>>         -- 
>>>
>>>         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>
>>>         Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
>>>         Google+ Profile:
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>>>         LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>     -- 
>>     Dr. Elena Simperl
>>     Assistant Professor
>>     Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
>>     t:+49 721 608 45778  <tel:%2B49%20721%20608%2045778>
>>     m:+49 1520 1600994  <tel:%2B49%201520%201600994>
>>     e:elena.simperl@kit.edu  <mailto:elena.simperl@kit.edu>
>>
>>
>
>
> -- 
> Dr. Elena Simperl
> Assistant Professor
> Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
> t: +49 721 608 45778
> m: +49 1520 1600994
> e:elena.simperl@kit.edu


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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