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Project idea: cviki (or some better name than that)

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 06:34:01 +0100
Message-Id: <BFA259F7-C2E0-4B10-B555-05AFE45AA641@g5n.co.uk>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
I think this is a great idea for a project, but I don't have time to  
do it myself...

1. Set up a wiki (pref MediaWiki) for people to publish their CVs/ 
Resumés. This might need slightly different access restrictions than  
normal MediaWiki installations to prevent people from negatively  
editing others' CVs.

2. The site would provide a bunch of MediaWiki "templates" which  
would expose the CV data as XHTML+RDFa using the FOAF and DOAC vocabs  

3. The site would provide a conformance checking tool for CV authors,  
using RDFS and OWL reasoning, and perhaps in-built knowledge of FOAF  
and DOAC, to look at individual CVs and check them for  
contradictions. (e.g. range/domain conflicts.)

4. The site would provide a "dictionary" of skills, each with a URI,  
for more standardised markup of a person's skillset.

5. A bot would monitor the "recent changes" RSS feed (is this valid  
RSS 1.0 - i.e. RDF? If not, it could maybe be fixed.) finding CVs  
which had recently been changed. Each of these would be parsed as  
RDFa and entered into a big, communal triple store (using the URL of  
the CV page as a graph name for easy maintenance).

6. A SPARQL endpoint would be exposed for the big triple store.

7. People could write various human-friendly forms as a wrapper for  
the SPARQL endpoint. The cviki community would vote on the best of  
these, and the winner would be placed on the Wiki front page.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:34:44 UTC

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