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Quality of the Semantic-Web-related Wikipedia articles

From: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:51:45 +0100
Message-ID: <4C8E64B1.6010801@deri.org>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Dear SemWebbers,


I'm rising an issue that was pointed out by my colleagues Aidan Hogan 
recently.  It seems that most of the Wikipedia articles about 
Semantic-Web-related topics are of questionable quality.  The article on 
the Semantic Web [1] itself is relatively poor considering the 
importance of the topic.  A lot of other pages would need important 
editing and restructuring.

The people who have the knowledge and skills to do so are arguing that 
they don't have time to do that, and I truly understand this.  I myself 
am reluctant to work on this, since it's a pretty hard task which is not 
as rewarding as a journal publication or a successful project proposal. 
  Unfortunately, it decreases our credibility since for most potential 
users, Wikipedia is the first place they go to find information on the 
subject.

How can we improve the situation and still feel like we are not wasting 
time?


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_Web


Regards,
-- 
Antoine Zimmermann
Post-doctoral researcher at:
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
IDA Business Park
Lower Dangan
Galway, Ireland
antoine.zimmermann@deri.org
http://vmgal34.deri.ie/~antzim/
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