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Re: MBUI limitation

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:39:45 +0100
Message-ID: <50241201.5050807@w3.org>
To: Yan Bodain <yan.bodain@gmail.com>
CC: public-mbui@w3.org
Thank you for your feedback, I am forwarding it to the MBUI list for 
comments.

On 04/08/12 22:28, Yan Bodain wrote:
> Hi
> I am a software developper with a strong background in Cognitive
> Ergonomics (PhD degre from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal) and also in
> semantic technologies.
>
> I am writing this email because I was extremly surprised by the first
> draft of MBUI.
>
> I think you have mist a great opportuny to make your model usefull by
> using a XML Schema instead of using a combinaison of semantic
> descriptions (RDF, OWL).
>
> For example, in many places, you have listed the values that are legal
> for some XML attribut. But if you had choosen to link these values to an
> ontology class instead, it would have made your model more usefull
> (because it would let the system navigate inside a hiearchy of task and
> find a task directly related to the local context or domain)
>
> To resume, the first draft of MBUI is great a excercice for someone
> working as ergonomist, cognitive engineering or artificial intelligence
> but it as poor value for someone who build software, portal solution or
> knowledge system for entreprise.
>
> Coming from the W3C, I was hopping that the MBUI documentation would not
> only help ergonomist but also practionner.
>
> If you decide to develop your model further, I will be happy to help you
> to migrate your XML model to a semantic one.
>
> Or, at least, find someone who is familiar with semantic technologies
> (why not ask Tim Berners-Lee?) in order to validate the context of
> application of your MBUI draft.
>
> Best regards
> Yan Bodain, PhD.
>
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