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Review of "Relevant Technologies"

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 17:57:32 -0700
Message-ID: <20110523175732.208757wls7rfo3gc@kcoyle.net>
To: "public-xg-lld@w3.org" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
I was given the action of doing a quick review of the page:

http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_Relevant_Technologies

I really like the style of this page and think it makes it much less  
intimidating that it could otherwise be, since the language is very  
"story-like." It reads well.

One needs to have a fairly good amount of tech knowledge to understand  
what some of it means, which may be fine if that's the audience we  
anticipate. For example, it refers to technologies like  
"Model-View-Controller" and "rewrite engines", things that aren't in  
my own vocabulary but may be second nature to other audiences. If we  
think this page also needs to speak to non-techie audiences, then it  
may need some more introductory material -- another sentence or two on  
the opening paragraph might be enough.

If I'm not mistaken, the technologies here are all aimed at IT and  
systems developers. I'd like to suggest that we include at least one  
other group: metadata modelers and developers. I've included some  
ideas below for technology that might be included but I don't know  
enough to know if what I have there is suitably representative.

It may be useful to say upfront that there isn't at the moment  
technology for metadata instance creators, at least none that would be  
comparable to what the library cataloging community uses today. That's  
a common question and one that we should address.

**** some possible other technologies ****


Technology for Metadata Developers

Open Metadata Registry - a web interface for the creation of SKOS, RDF  
and OWL data.
http://metadataregistry.org

Swoogle - a search engine to help find vocabulary terms to re-use
http://swoogle.umbc.edu/

Tones Ontology Browser - another gathering of ontologies to browse and search
http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/repository/browser

Snoggle - software to help you map relationships
http://snoggle.semwebcentral.org/

OWL ontology browser, to display ontologies nicely in HTML
http://code.google.com/p/ontology-browser/

... I'm sure there are others ....

kc

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