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Re: Semantic Web Flyer

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 10:42:54 +0200
Message-ID: <468CAF0E.4090308@w3.org>
To: Dunja Ewinger <de@webxcerpt.com>
CC: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Dunja Ewinger wrote:
> Dear SWEOs,
> *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.


> b. Maybe the 1st page or 2 could be the 'executive summary', followed by
> gory, geeky details.


> 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.


> *2. Title page*
> Which draft do you prefer?
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/group/wiki/first_drafts

The second one (not the one with the keyboard).

Comment: the reason I vote against the first one is because of the usage
of the word "Semantics". Yes, it is the official name but I think we all
know by now that it was not the best choice of term. I would not like to
over-emphasize it.

> 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
> 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.


> 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.


> *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).

Paula's: -1 (sorry:-)
Ivan's:  +1 :-)
Leo's:   +1

> 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.


> 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 with the caveat: it is _not_ based on XML! Also: we should not
completely throw out ontologies, so I would take over the sentence from
the previous paragraph on ontologies contextualizing the use of data

> 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?

Well...  this depends on the outcome of the first question! If we have a
separate technical version, then a simplified layercake makes sense.
Certainly not for the non-technical version.

Thanks a lot!


> *AOB*
> * *
> Do you have anything to add (comments, use case…)?
> -- 
> Dunja Ewinger
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