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Re: dog food and definitions

From: Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:06:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4a4804720907121406p66be6bf4h60b382ff54ab3ec@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Cc: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Thanks Phil

the glossary looks like a useful tool, did not come up on entering the
search box
(semantic , semantic web definitions) and is not linked prominently from the
home page

would be nice to see some rdf in action there at some point

will try to work the notion into vocamps perhaps


:-)

PDM


On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The text you found is as near as you can get to an 'official definition'
> (although others may have other wording) - and it's linked from the W3C
> glossary [1]. The introductory text on the sem web homepage may also be
> useful [2].
>
> HTH
>
> Phil.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=semantic+web
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
>
>
> Paola Di Maio wrote:
>
>> I am workin on a write up (deadline tomorrow) looking on the w3c website
>> for
>> an official W3C definiton of terms like 'semantic web'
>> that I can quote and work with. The only one I find is here
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Weaving/glossary.html and says:
>>
>> *The Web of data with meaning in the sense that a computer program can
>> learn
>>
>>> enough about what the data means to process it. *
>>>
>>
>> (the design issues paper listed below appears not uptodate)
>>
>> I think it may  deliberatelly not overspecified to allow for wider
>> interpretation but I  wonder if this is the only 'official' definition,
>> and
>> if so, I wonder if technical definitions would it benefit from further
>> defined/specified at some point and as such listed prominently where they
>> can be found/accesses ( html/rdf )
>>
>> then I wonder whether there is any W3C glossary/controlled vocabulary that
>> the different workgroups work with
>> (I know we are considering one for the EIIF XG) , and finally it dawns on
>> me
>> that perhaps these definitions should be wrapped in RDF and become living
>> seed/examples of what we are doing/talking about?
>>
>> Homework for my next Vocamp perhaps?
>>
>> Sorry if I am missing something obvious......
>>
>> Thanks a lot
>> Pdm
>>
>>
> --
>
> Phil Archer
> http://philarcher.org/
>
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