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Re: [SW Flyer] New version & new wiki page

From: Paula-Lavinia Patranjan <paula.patranjan@ifi.lmu.de>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 14:42:49 +0200
Message-ID: <463F1EC9.2000702@ifi.lmu.de>
To: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
CC: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Hi Susie,

> I've made some proposed edits to the flyer. Please let me know what 
> you think.

Thank you for your help! I think the (refined) text of the flyer is more 
accurate than the one of the older versions of the flyer.

> I agree that the section called 'Some building blocks' is at a 
> different level of abstraction to the rest of the brochure, so doesn't 
> fit in well.
> I do think it'd be nice to have 3 lines or so on W3C at the end of the 
> brochure, as W3C does do more than the Semantic Web.

Ok, I'll add a couple of sentences on the W3C's work.

> I'm looking forward to seeing the images.

I'm also quite curious :)

Best regards,

> Cheers,
> Susie
> On 5/3/07, *Paula-Lavinia Patranjan* <paula.patranjan@ifi.lmu.de 
> <mailto:paula.patranjan@ifi.lmu.de>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     This email is a response to the action I got yesterday during the
>     telecon. It explains the structure and content of the current
>     version of
>     the Semantic Web flyer, which is now on the public wiki at
>     http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/Collateral_Material_%28Semantic_Web_Flyer%29
>     <http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/Collateral_Material_%28Semantic_Web_Flyer%29>
>     During the work today on the SW flyer on the public wiki, I got the
>     following content for our flyer:
>     'I love Paris Hilton' and nothing else
>     (you can trace this in the recent changes list)
>     and that is why I still have a version of the SW flyer on the
>     private wiki:
>     http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/group/wiki/Semantic_Web_Flyer
>     The content of the current version of our SW flyer is also shortly
>     commented on the wiki page.
>     I hope to get (many) improvement suggestions. :)
>     Thank you in advance!
>     Regards,
>     Paula
>     SW Flyer
>     ----------
>     The idea is to have a flyer in A4 format, 4 pages printed on both
>     sides.
>     Page 1:
>     On the first page we'll have a SW-related image, a slogan, and the W3C
>     logo. I think Dunja will present a couple of proposals for such an
>     image
>     in 10-14 days by now. We need to choose between the following two
>     version of the slogan, which were proposed during the F2F2: 'Realizing
>     the Web of data' and 'Creating the Web of data'. Please comment, so as
>     to take a decision on the slogan soon.
>     Page 2:
>     The idea is to motivate the need for Semantic Web technologies and
>     say a
>     few words on the SW as a collaborative effort led by the W3C. I'm not
>     really happy with the sentence beginning with 'Consider the example',
>     but perhaps you have some suggestions for improvements.
>     The initial version of the flyer proposed a part on SW building
>     blocks.
>     As commented also on the wiki page, I'm not sure that the info on
>     building blocks is needed here. I have also the impression that their
>     description is at a different abstraction level than the rest of the
>     flyer (and this is anything but desirable).
>     Page 3:
>     This page should contain information about SW use cases and case
>     studies. During the F2F2, we have discussed about having a couple of
>     classes of SW applications (data integration, search, B2B, and
>     knowledge
>     management were mentioned during the F2F2), which should cover most of
>     the use cases and case studies we have by now. I've read the use
>     cases
>     and case studies at
>     http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/
>     and tried to classify them. I found that it is not that easy to
>     meaningfully classify these use cases and case studies, since most of
>     them involve data integration and search and, IMO, it is not
>     meaningful
>     to separate these two: one wants to integrate data, so as to be
>     able to
>     navigate, search, reason about the whole data. I also find that the
>     other two proposed classes are at a different abstraction level than
>     data integration and search. Moreover, we need too much space for
>     shortly describing classes of applications.
>     So, I propose to have instead of these classes an image stressing (at
>     least) the following aspects: distribution of data, different data
>     representation formalisms, data integration, search. The image is
>     to be
>     accompanied by the following SW application 'principles', which are
>     taken from most of the use cases and case studies:
>     * 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.
>     This should be followed by a couple of concrete testimonials on
>     the use
>     of SW technologies.
>     Page 4:
>     The idea is to have on the left the layer cake and on the right a
>     short
>     explanation of the layers through key concepts, descriptions,
>     languages,
>     etc. Policies, proof, etc., which can be found in other versions
>     of the
>     layer cake are missing here. That is why we also say something on
>     research issues and extending the layer cake (at the end of the
>     explanations).
>     This part is followed by information on the SWEO Interest Group
>     (added
>     FAQ and community projects). The initial version of the flyer
>     contained
>     also a part on the W3C Semantic Web Activity, but I don't think we
>     need
>     such a part here anymore. We have already information on the W3C
>     and the
>     Semantic Web at the beginning of page 2.
>     At the bottom of the page we'll have some information on the
>     organizations 'supporting' this flyer
>     -------------------------------

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