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RE: An faq for the contest...

From: Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 13:53:53 -0000
To: "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>, "'Kjetil Kjernsmo'" <kjetilk@opera.com>
Cc: "'Susie Stephens'" <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, "'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG'" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070118135354.4A17D236676E@postie1.hosting365.ie>

Hey Everyone,

We had a minor hiccup with our W3C account recently so I haven't been lucky
enough to keep track of all the great things you've been talking about. So,
David and I are back online again! You probably didn't even realise we
weren't around :)


-----Original Message-----
From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Ivan Herman
Sent: 18 January 2007 13:42
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo
Cc: Susie Stephens; W3C SW Education and Outreach IG
Subject: Re: An faq for the contest...


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


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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