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Re: Semantic Web Flyer

From: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 16:34:32 -0400
Message-ID: <fcc499200707051334w13fb827fub6cf18897725f238@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dunja Ewinger" <de@webxcerpt.com>
Cc: "W3C SWEO IG" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
My feedback is embedded below.

Susie



On 7/3/07, Dunja Ewinger <de@webxcerpt.com> 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    I think it would be great to have a non-techie and techie version.
However, I know that this is a lot of work for you and Paula, so would be
very happy with just a good non-techie version.



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

-1

 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.
>

I prefer option 2.

 *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.
>

I like the idea of a brief description as to what the semantic web is,
followed by about 3 hot stories. The hot stories would describe
implementations in different industies and highlight different applications.
Hopefully, everyone could identify with at least 1 of the hot stories.

 *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).
>

I like Ivan's figure best.

 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.
>
I like description b best, although the reference to XML should be deleted.


 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


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

Thanks for all of your work. :-)

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> Dunja Ewinger
>
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