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RE: [MMSEM] Eat your own dog food

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 19:49:13 +0100
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To: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Jeff Z. Pan" <jpan@csd.abdn.ac.uk>, "MMSem-XG Public List" <public-xg-mmsem@w3.org>

RaphaŽl, All,

I tend to agree, BUT: We try to convince other people that SW is 'good for them'.
Well, the subject is: 'Eat your own dog food' or, put in other words: 'Practice what you preach'.

So what have I done so far to pitch RDFa to our XG?

Have a look at:


read through the mini-demo and try to imagine what other potential useful tasks might look like.
How about merging UC descriptions; combining project descriptions using DOAP with vocabularies used in these projects, etc.

And: I am not an expert in RDFa/GRDDL - just playing around and find it all _very_ handy (and powerful ;)


BTW: I promise to continue in other places (UC, Voc, etc. :)

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

>-----Original Message-----
>From: RaphaŽl Troncy [mailto:Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl] 
>Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:53 AM
>To: Hausenblas, Michael
>Cc: Jeff Z. Pan; MMSem-XG Public List
>Subject: Re: [MMSEM] Eat your own dog food
>Hi Michael,
>Thanks for these good bubbling ideas :-) I found them 
>interesting but I have a general comment: it seems
>that it is really difficult to force people to use a 
>technology for which they have first to learn. Remember
>that some of the participants come from the multimedia 
>community with an interest in SW technologies but do
>not know the numerous work that are conducted in this research 
>community. See how difficult it is for each
>participant here to have his/her introduction in RDF on the 
>wiki pages, 5 months after the group is born !
>In detail, use RDFa in the wiki, and report your difficulty ! 
>Show us that it worth to invest time to learn
>and that it provides new possibilities. The IRC bots could 
>certainly be enhanced (I have already written one
>some years ago). But any changes will affect all W3C groups 
>that are used to use these bots. I suggest you
>write your suggestions to theirs authors, and particularly to 
>David Booth who has written the perl script
>that formats the minutes. Providing an RDF summary of the 
>minutes is for me a feasible and good idea.
>Propose your help if you're willing to ... Finally, with 
>respect to the W3C specific vocabulary (activities,
>members, etc.), it is already more or less formalized, not 
>really under the form of an OWL ontology, but
>    RaphaŽl
>RaphaŽl Troncy
>CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
>Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>e-mail: raphael.troncy@cwi.nl & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
>Tel: +31 (0)20 - 592 4093
>Fax: +31 (0)20 - 592 4312
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