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Re: An faq for the contest...

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:42:17 +0100
Message-ID: <45AF7939.7080301@w3.org>
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
CC: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, W3C SW Education and Outreach IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

I agree with the characterization. Probably that should be made very
clear in the initial text...



Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> 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...?
> Cheers,
> Kjetil


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