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data format for gathered information

From: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 19:55:52 +0100
Message-ID: <45DDE738.2040101@dfki.de>
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>

Kingsley, Benjamin, SWEO,

I looked at most of the referenced information lists and made a draft 
for our rdf format for gathered information.

Kingsley and Benjamin volunteered to create this data format within the 
task force, if you want to join, please write us and get in touch. Pasquale?

I see two things to face, first:
Describing Information items as such, such as tools, websites, 
presentaitons, tutorials. This should be done using RSS 1.0, and in some 
cases when needed extended using DOAP, foaf, etc. This is pretty 
straightforward, please review and update this site until you agree:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/InfoGathering/DataVocabulary

Second is the problem of capturing all the different "types" of things, 
for example "RDF api" "rdf editor" "rdf database" "rdf converter" 
"person" "project" "eu project" "research project" etc etc.... this can 
go on forever.

I suggest to use SKOS for this, which is fine to make such taxonomies. 
The concepts defined here are great entry points for categorization on 
the website, and we can make all the web 2.0 goodness like tag clouds 
and other stuff from it.
Here is the wiki page on that:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/InfoGathering/ClassificationOntology

The decision to the second part is not easy, the same can be achieved 
using RDF classes/subclasses. The problem here is that the taxonomy can 
easily explode and doesn't necessarily have to be super-correct all the 
time. This is (and probably will remain) fuzzy and therefore I chose 
skos. Please give feedback.

Still unsolved is the issue of "rating" things, "popular" items, etc - 
any ideas?
add them to the wiki page without much asking, we need to get forward.

best
Leo

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