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The Semantic Web: What Can I Do?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 12:53:41 -0000
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Hi Everyone,
All these discussions are nice, but the most common question is "What can
*I* do?" That's a very good question: what can we all do to contribute to
the SW, other than just discussing it? So, I prepared this little
list...I'll put a little brownie points system in, which is just my opinion
of how useful each point is...

1. Write some RDF! Simply do a summary of your XHTML pages, and include it
either in the file (using my XHTML module if you want), or link to it using
the profile section in <head>:
<head profile="http://my.com/rdf.xml">
<browniepoints total="3"/>

2. Put Dublin Core meta statements in the <head> of your documents: see
<browniepoints total="1"/>

3. Write a semantic XHTML module (not that hard) <browniepoints total="5"/>

4. Write an XML Schema for Dublin Core. <browniepoints total="5"/>

5. Make a site that has a site search engine that searches RDF summaries of
your pages rather than the pages themselves. <browniepoints total="8"/>

6. Create an incoming POP3 script to strip RDF statements from incoming
mail, and process them: Semantic Mail! <browniepoints total="7"/>

7. Create a WYSIWYG editor for RDF <browniepoints total="9"/>

8. Create a WYSIWYG editor for the Semantic Web: using SDF or something
similar. <browniepoints total="25"/> It must be able to: After telling it a
statement's purpose: recognize keywords by consulting a namespace, search
the SW for
key phrases, highlight them, and mark the text up semantically, accordingly.

9. Write an RDF subset language to descibe [insert your line of work here!].
<browniepoints total="8"/>

10. Endlessly bug large search engines telling them to support RDF.
<browniepoints total="9"/>

11. Endlessly bug large large commerce telling them to support RDF, and even
better, a Semantic server. <browniepoints total="20"/> <= if you succeed!

12. Create a Semantic portal. <browniepoints total="12"/>

13. Create a Semantic server. <browniepoints total="15"/>

14. Sucessfully petition Tim BL fore more SW whitepapers. <browniepoints

15. Write lists of stuff for people to do...hang on, I've already done that.
How about: "extend this list" (but that's cheating!). <browniepoints

Now you have no excuse not to do something constructive...
BTW: totting up my marks, I've scored only 9 brownie points. Guess I'd
better get working on #8. then.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
The Semantic Web: A Resource - http://xhtml.waptechinfo.com/swr/
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