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RE: Inclusion or accessibility

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 14:18:51 -0400
Message-Id: <Version.32.20011017135602.04143670@pop.iamdigex.net>
To: "Mark Magennis" <mark@frontend.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
How far from the 'thinking' toward 'building' are you?

1. The WCAG WG desperately needs a prototype of your user-adaptive-view
browser
so they can understand how to shape the knowledge base of technology-specific
stuff they are creating.  If they had tools, they would be populating a
knowlege base friendly to your concept.  Lacking tools, they are spinning
their
wheels.

2. EARL only does some of what you are thinking about, but if you aren't
testing your user-adaptive-view browsing of the knowledge base in a prototype
you will hardwire in some mistakes.

Implement your concept by fusing the available resources through a schema
reconciliation built in RDF and you have a flexible prototype in which to test
out your idea.

Take a corpus of existing references, cross-indexing them to build not a
normalized but a connected or interoperable vocabulary space that your browser
can query.  If you do the cross-linking in RDF along the lines of

Working Paper SIDL-WP-1999-0126
<http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/get/SIDL-WP-1999-0126>http://www-di
glib.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/get/SIDL-WP-1999-0126

you will have an extremely plastic prototype, that you can reprofile rapidly.

See also

 Model-Based Mediation with Domain Maps
 <http://www.sdsc.edu/~ludaesch/Paper/icde01.html>http://www.sdsc.edu/~luda
esch/Paper/icde01.html

for something close to "my best suggestion" for the prototyping technology

This will let your customers capture early intelligence from anecdotal field
reports in EARL that haven't been through the slow boil-down process to be
consensus or research publications.

This is why I wanted the R in EARL to be Reporting and not Repair.  Because
providing the information to other processes where it is recombinant with data
from other sources is the mission.  And your wisdom browser is the
current-generation descendant of the classic Report generator in a DBMS.

So look hard at signing up for the EARL early implementers group.  It's the
closest thing to what you need that isn't just a pipe dream.

Al  
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2001 14:09:38 GMT

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