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Re: [semanticweb] Ontology of interests

From: Damian Steer <damian.steer@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 18:23:05 +0100
Message-ID: <44C65379.6090000@hp.com>
To: Knud Hinnerk Möller <knud.moeller@deri.org>
CC: semantic-web@w3c.org

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Knud Hinnerk Möller wrote:
> Hi Damian,

Hi,

> I know this brings up the old "URI crisis"-question (to which I don't
> really have an answer), but what exactly does the statement above mean:
> 
> 1.) Damian is interested in RDF
> 2.) Damian is interested in the Wikipedia page about RDF
> 3.) both

Ah, should have made this explicit. It's #1.

foaf:interest roughly says: I'm interested in whatever this page is
about. It doesn't say 'I'm interested in this page', although that might
well be true, too.

The idea is to facilitate convergence using existing web pages. Making a
global interest taxonomy or ontology is hard and pretty unrewarding, but
people will create web pages about their interests. And we're more
likely to find them and hence converge on interests.

Of course not all pages are suitable. Consider 'Harry Potter': the top
hit is J K Rowling's site, but that's really about the author not the
character, although clearly the character is what leads the search to
that page. And what's the BBC news page about?

Damian


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