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

From: Alex Kozak <akozak@creativecommons.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:38:15 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTik-pNdJWzFQ+UfRgKtJhDbLV0NH4vQ9gXdEitSE@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
I'm doing my best to set up a Task force under the WikiProject:Internet
here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Internet/Semantic_Web_task_force

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Internet/Semantic_Web_task_force>If
it gets moved or changed around, hopefully that page will redirect to the
new location.

There is little information there at the moment so feel free to take charge
and add something!

AK

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Alex Kozak <akozak@creativecommons.org>wrote:

> 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/
>>
>>


-- 
Alex Kozak
Program Assistant
Creative Commons
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:45:41 GMT

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