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Re: Quality of the Semantic-Web-related Wikipedia articles

From: Alex Kozak <akozak@creativecommons.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:10:34 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinjDsLTcwr4GXK4dL7jwkhhyZNc9j43s4C--uka@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
I've begun looking into starting a WikiProject to improve the quality of
those articles. This should provide the effort some place to document the
current status of articles and to suggest new articles and improvements.

I will post more details if I'm successful in getting it started so that
others can get involved. If anyone can help get it going, please let me
know.

-- 
Alex Kozak
Program Assistant
Creative Commons

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Antoine Zimmermann <
antoine.zimmermann@deri.org> wrote:

> 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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