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Re: status and problems on sematicweb.org

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:25:20 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1326486320.69140.YahooMailNeo@web112613.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@cs.ox.ac.uk>, Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Semantic MediaWiki users <semediawiki-user@lists.sourceforge.net>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Dieter,
I think for the Semantic Web, the anti-spam tactics have to take into account the strategy inherent in architecture of the Semantic Web itself.  This message did not make it to the Semantic Web board yesterday (below).  The idea of pushing big data through a "slow" network path is counterintuitive, but nonetheless a "feature" of the Semantic Web's backbone.

===== (To Markus, yesterday)=====

I just wanted to say that 
visibility (in the sense of popularity) and perceived authority are 
problematic metrics everywhere, but the normal work-arounds carry a 
danger for applications which depend upon degrees of separation rather 
than direct links between data structures.  Social Networks, FB for 
example have 4.75 degrees of network separation between any two random 
users, but a direct link between the "Home Office" and any single user.  Two direct links seem more efficient than 4.75 although that option 
completely misses the point of the Semantic Web. Knowledge transfer, not message transfer is the object, and that of 
itself requires a different way of thinking.  Sorry to say you are 
dealing with two kinds of Spam, some just plain nasty and some 
well-intentioned with the assumption that a short-circuit is always the best cure.
=====

--Gannon




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 From: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>; Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> 
Cc: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@cs.ox.ac.uk>; Yury Katkov <katkov.juriy@gmail.com>; Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>; Semantic MediaWiki users <semediawiki-user@lists.sourceforge.net>; Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org> 
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: status and problems on sematicweb.org
 
At 09:58 AM 1/13/2012, Michael Hausenblas wrote:

>>1. Try to remove the recent spam
>>2. Enforce a strict registration schema and allow edits only to
>>registered participants.
>>
>>I think the community is small enough

Small? The community around big data is exponentially growing.

-- 
Dieter Fensel
Director STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
http://www.sti-innsbruck.at/
phone: +43-512-507-6488/5, fax: +43-512-507-9872
Received on Friday, 13 January 2012 20:25:58 GMT

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