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Re: tutorial documents - follow up to portal plans (lets make tutorials instead of portals, or both, ?)

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:37:25 -0400
Message-ID: <46A76E35.9040707@thefigtrees.net>
To: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
CC: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Leo Sauermann wrote:
> Instead of doing a portal...
> So more important and doable may be that we start and initiate some 
> important tutorials:
> * Beginners guide for the Semantic Web (giving pointers to RDF-primer, 
> cool-uris, linked data, RDFS-primer, OWL)
> * What RDF tool to chose? (giving pointers to the most popular tools, 
> jena, sesame, 3store, how to visualize it using treehugger or fresnel, etc)
> * How to move your Web 2.0 application to the Semantic Web 2.0 (web 3.0) ?
> explaining how to embed rdf into websites, making good uris, resolution, 
> pick ontologies, giving links to 101-ontology guide, linked data, etc.

Hi Leo,

It's been my understanding that the whole point of the Info Gathering 
task was that there's so much great materials out there already that 
SWEO should avoid writing new materials and instead catalog, organize, 
and present what is already out there. Also, the group has consistently 
in the past shied away from going down a road that would require us to 
anoint certain tools, tutorials, etc. as "the best" or "featured" 
(though it's been something I've been suggesting all along).

That said, perhaps we as a group have changed our mind on these things?

If that's the case, though, the materials that I'd like to see us 
generate are quite different from the ones you say. I'd like to see:

* A non-technical introduction to the Semantic Web
* What do Semantic Web technologies bring to an enterprise? (a 
business-level overview)
* How can existing enterprise applications, services, and data sources 
benefit from Semantic Web technologies? (more technical this one)

Now, I don't expect SWEO to actually produce all of these, but I did 
want to point out that we don't all share the same priorities as to what 
materials are most useful to educate people not already in the Semantic 
Web community. That was a large reason (I thought) that SWEO didn't set 
out to generate these sorts of tutorials in the first place.


> And once these documents have a abstract, we could invite external 
> people to write them with us
> :-)
> what do you think?
> best
> Leo
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