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Re: results of Semantic Web application survey available

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 15:44:23 +0200
Message-ID: <46DEB2B7.2080102@w3.org>
To: benjamin.heitmann@deri.org
Cc: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

very interesting!

Did you also try to find out which of these applications are more than
just research prototypes and are also deployed for real use, at least in
a prototypical phase? Certainly not all of them are (these projects are
very often bound to somebody's PhD, and the project stops once the
funding runs out and/or the PhD is finished).

The reason I am asking is that we are collecting use cases and case
studies for the SWEO:


but our goal is to use these to convince companies, investors, big
institutions, etc, that the SW can give them a technology where they can
either make money or (say, for a government institution) they can
significantly improve their operations. In this setting a purely
university project does not really fly unless really deployed (and can
even backfire; one of the messages that one still gets is that the SW is
 purely an academic project of no interest for industry...)

So: do you think any entry of those would be suitable for that?

Thanks a lot


Danny Ayers wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Benjamin Heitmann <benjamin.heitmann@deri.org>
> Date: 03-Sep-2007 15:53
> Subject: For your weekly Talis Semantic Web links collection: results
> of Semantic Web application survey available
> To: danny.ayers@gmail.com
> Hello, I'm a master student at DERI Galway, working with Eyal Oren,
> and I have done a survey of the participants of
> * the previous Semantic Web application challenges
> * the previous Scripting for the Semantic Web challenges
> The collection of the data about the projects has been finished, and
> the authors of the papers of the various projects had about 4 weeks
> of time to correct and validate the details of their project.
> You can look at the results of the survey here: http://
> www.activerdf.org/survey/
> Survey results presented using Exhibit:
> http://www.activerdf.org/survey/survey_results.html
> Details about the survey check list:
> http://www.activerdf.org/survey/survey_properties.html
> Slides explaining the motivation, methodology and current results of
> my master thesis are are available at http://www.slideshare.net/
> metaman/transitioning-web-application-frameworks-towards-the-semantic-
> web-master-thesis-progress-report/
> Please forward this email to anybody who might also be interested in it.
> I am also looking forward to (critical) feedback about the survey.
> cheers, Benjamin Heitmann.


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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