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Re: [EMOXG] Writing the final report, and last phone meetings

From: Christian Peter <Christian.Peter@igd-r.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 09:28:58 +0100
Message-ID: <491007CA.6020004@igd-r.fraunhofer.de>
To: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Cc: EMOXG-public <public-xg-emotion@w3.org>
Hi Marc (and all),

you seem to have come a good leap forward in Cannes, 
congratulations! All reads good although I have a comment on the 
roles/links part (comes in a separate email).

I could / would like to take care of:

5.1.2 - writing an example for automatic recognition of emotions.

This would include some multimodality stuff, not sure if I go for 
traces, though.

I could also contribute to 2.3.2 - The modality element
if Enrico can't do it.

Obviously I'll also read the whole document and comment.
I should be able to attend both phone meetings.

Christian

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Marc Schroeder schrieb:
> 
> Dear group members,
> 
> I have uploaded a first skeleton of our final report at [1]. The report 
> is member-confidential at the moment, because of its preliminary nature. 
> Group members should have no problem accessing this with their W3C 
> password. Apologies to the observers on this list, we will make the 
> document publicly readable when it starts looking complete, probably 
> around 13 November.
> 
> The report is in the format prescribed by W3C. The current draft 
> includes an extensive section structure, and a few more-or-less complete 
> spec sections. (I have shamelessly borroughed formatting code from the 
> EMMA and PLS specifications, I hope that is OK).
> 
> You will see that I have done the leap from our requirements ("Core 1", 
> "Meta 2", etc.) to element names (<emotion>, <modality>, etc.). I see no 
> reason not to do it, given that we have suggestions for all elements 
> envisaged at the moment, and it makes the work look more "concrete". The 
> mindset should be, I think, "on the way to a First Public Working 
> Draft", i.e. within a small number of months in the MMI group, we should 
> be able to develop this document into such a FPWD.
> 
> The table of contents looks long, and indeed it is long; however, I 
> think it is totally acceptable if we leave some of the sections 
> incomplete, with just short statements of the kinds of content that will 
> ultimately go there. Sections we SHOULD complete are 1. Introduction and 
> 2. Elements of an Emotion Markup. All other sections can be completed to 
> the extent that time permits, I think.
> 
> Comments on the document structure are very welcome; they should be 
> accompanied with the willingness to help fix the problem! :-)
> 
> AUTHORS NEEDED
> --------------
> 
> Now, I need the help of group members, who are willing to write 
> high-quality contributions to this document. In some sections, I have 
> written down ideas for who I think COULD write / contribute to that 
> section, based on recent activities in the spec-proposal write-up and 
> participation in the face-to-face meeting. These and other active group 
> members are explicitly invited to come forward and make suggestions for 
> writing contributions. You will be expected to:
> 
> * commit yourself to a list of sections by Wednesday 5 Nov;
> * participate in the phone meeting on Thursday 6 Nov (see below);
> * provide a *publication-quality* XHTML contribution in the format used 
> in the draft document, by Wednesday 12 Nov;
> * participate in the phone meeting on Thursday 13 Nov (see below);
> * help cross-read and homogenise until 20 Nov, the publication date.
> 
> This leaves only 10 days for individual contributions. However, for 
> writing spec sections, you can re-use the tables and templates I have 
> put in existing example sections, so you should be fine.
> 
> IMPORTANT: In writing a section, try to reflect the overall state of the 
> discussion, as reflected in:
> 
> - the minutes of the f2f [2][3][4][5];
> - the pre-f2f summary document [6];
> - the feedback to that document [7].
> 
> In particular, where there is no consensus, this must be mentioned in an 
> ISSUE note.
> 
> In order to write your section, download [1] as "HTML only". You could 
> use your favourite text editor to write your section; however, I 
> RECOMMEND using W3C's XHTML browser/editor Amaya [8]; in "view source" 
> mode, you can either edit the document in WYSIWYG mode or in source 
> mode, and it does XHTML well-formedness verification. Be careful with 
> other HTML editor software; make sure it creates correct XHTML!
> 
> 
> Phone meetings
> --------------
> 
> The last two phone meetings of this Incubator group will be dedicated to 
> write-up discussions around the Final report.
> 
> Do verify the local times below: the time slot in UTC has shifted 
> according to daylight-saving time changes in the US and Europe.
> 
> * Thursday 6 November, 15:00 UTC
> * Thursday 13 November, 15:00 UTC
> 
> 
> US West coast: 07:00
> US East coast: 10:00
> London: 15:00
> Berlin: 16:00
> Athens: 17:00
> Beijing: 23:00
> 
> 
> Best wishes,
> Marc
> 
> PS: Intense write-up work ahead of us; on the other hand, it is like 
> "harvest time", i.e. we are bringing together all the bits and pieces 
> that we have worked on in the last months, and we will see they are 
> many! :-)
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/emotion/group/XGR-emotionml.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/0019.html
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/0020.html
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/0021.html
> [5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/0018.html
> [6] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/att-0007/state-of-specification-2008-10-20.pdf 
> 
> [7] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-emotion/2008Oct/att-0015/feedback-to-draft-2008-10-20.pdf 
> 
> [8] http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/BinDist.html
> 

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