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Re: An faq for the contest...

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:54:00 +0100
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, W3C SW Education and Outreach IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200701181054.01527.kjetilk@opera.com>

On Wednesday 17 January 2007 20:03, Ivan Herman wrote:
> having had some corridor discussion with Ralph, Sandro, and Tim right
> now, a possible frequently asked question on the contest: how does it
> differ from the Semantic Web Challenge of ISWC? We should have the
> answer to this...

Yes. I think it is a different approach to the same problem. While the 
Semantic Web Challenge focuses on competitive aspects and to 
applications that are interesting seen from the perspective of people 
involved with the Semantic Web, I want to downplay the competitive 
aspects (thus, my skepticism against naming a "winner", that aspect is 
allready well covered by the SW Challenge), and rather gather people in 
ad-hoc groups based on their personal interest, with the objective of 
promoting SW through projects that are likely to have wide adoption 
beyond the community.

So, yes, I suppose I appeal to a certain altruism in the community here, 
but as I haven't really used any of the applications of the SW 
Challenge (even though I have considered submitted a proposal there), I 
think an different approach should be considered.

BTW, the iswc2007 pages looks to me like an awful tagsoup with severe 
accessibility problems. Their use of javascript links creates problems 
for users with popup-blockers in FF and Opera... Anyone have contacts 
there that could fix it...?


Kjetil Kjernsmo
Semantic Web Specialist
Opera Software ASA
Received on Thursday, 18 January 2007 09:54:27 UTC

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