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Re: Semantic Web Flyer

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 11:20:51 -0400
Message-ID: <468A6953.5020204@openlinksw.com>
To: Dunja Ewinger <de@webxcerpt.com>
CC: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Dunja Ewinger wrote:
>
> Dear SWEOs,
>
> first of all: thank you all for the feedback and input you have given 
> to the flyer. I discussed them all with Paula and we came to the 
> conclusion that we got enough comments to finalize the flyer pretty 
> soon. To do so we would require some decisions on issues, listed below.
>
> Please tell us your opinion no later than the *10th of July* 
> (Tuesday). We will than present the "least common denominator" at the 
> telcon in order to move quickly to the finalization.
>
> Thanks for your support
>
> Best regards,
> Dunja
>
> *1. **Type of flyer (technical, non-technical, a mixture)*
>
> What do we want? Jeffrey has been so kind to list the options. Please 
> vote with -1 (negative), 0 (neutral), or 1 (positive).
>
> a. It might be worth while to product two flyers, one for the 
> technical side, one for the non-technical side. Each of the two flyers 
> should be visually similar to the other. They could have similar 
> layout, but from a distance be different, say, by background color. 
> Only upon reading them would you see that one would have the 
> specialist content, the other would address the average person.
>
+1
>
>
> b. Maybe the 1st page or 2 could be the 'executive summary', followed 
> by gory, geeky details.
>
0
>
>
> c. As you see with multiple languages sometimes -- have it printed on 
> 2 sides. One side is the overview, the other (which is sometimes 
> printed upside down to distinguish it) be the technical info.
>
-1



>
> *2. Title page*
>
> Which draft do you prefer?
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/group/wiki/first_drafts
>
> Please note: The grid will be removed or modified and the slogan "Data 
> unleashed" will be included by the designer.
>
> *3. Page 2
>
> *We have 2 options for the second page: either a "hot story" or a 
> general statement. Please vote with -1 (negative), 0 (neutral), or 1 
> (positive).
> .
>
> a. "hot story" - please see Lee's version (which is also the latest) 
> here: 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/group/wiki/Semantic_Web_Flyer/Hotstories
>
0

Is this the number top supporting example for the "Data Unleashed" 
theme? If not, please point me to the first (and most critical) example, 
should I have completely missed it.

My vote would be altered in one way or the other once the point above is 
clarified.

>
> The idea here is to "catch" people by giving them a good story that 
> shows that the Semantic Web can solve problems and makes life easier. 
> The story needed to be on a general (every-day-life) level to address 
> everyone.
>
Yes, but I don't think that is the "Killer Usage Scenario" of the 
Semantic Data Web. Important it is for sure, but it is not the point 
that immediately reinforces the "Data Unleashed" theme.
>
>
> b. a simple statement underneath the title question "What is the 
> Semantic Web" similar to the definitions on the W3C activity page 
> (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/) <http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/:>
>
> Ann and Leo gave some good input on that. We are currently working on 
> a suitable text based on these ideas.
>
The Semantic Data Web is an evolution of the Web that focuses on open 
access to semantically interlinked data from a myriad of data sources.

Data Source examples include: existing Web Content, Web Services, and 
traditional Enterprise Application data.
>
>
> *4. Page 3*
>
> Title: Web of data.
> Currently we have 3 diagrams on Data Integration. All of them would 
> need to be improved by the designer:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/group/wiki/Semantic_Web_Flyer/images_dataintegration
>
> Which one is the most suitable, so to say the one that expresses most 
> the "Web of Data"- aspect? Please vote with -1 (negative), 0 
> (neutral), or 1 (positive).
>
> We have 2 kinds of additional information to the image. Which one do 
> you like more?
>
> a. A Web of connected knowledge bases.
> Contextualize the use of data by using ontologies.
> Retrieval of information through a unified query interface,
> ... regardless how and where data is stored.
> Reasoning with data and offering different views over the data.
>
-1
>
>
> b. An extension of the current web
> …it is based on XML,
> and standardizes how you can publish and access information.
> Your existing data sources, web content management, intranet systems 
> or database systems, can be connected based on web technology and RDF.
> This reduces integration costs and simplifies the IT landscape, like 
> the RSS success story has already shown.
>
+1
but needs to be re-written (*we don't have a succinct articulation of 
the above in place yet*) to resonate with target audience (IT Decision 
Makers and Information Architects).
>
>
> Additionally to the image we have the testimonials and other 
> application fields.
>
> *5. Page 4
>
> *Do you think it would be good to put in the Semantic Web layer cake 
> including the definitions?
>
-1


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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