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RE: The Semantic Web: What Can I Do?

From: Kaustubh Kunte <Kaustubh.Kunte@seranova.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 13:39:06 -0700
Message-ID: <1F7CD9F22930D411A57500D0B747309E06D9FA@exchaz.seranova.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
How about describing properties and relationships for the categories
identified by the Open Directory Project ?

I see folloing advantages out of it:

1. Hierarchical classification already provides information about "type" and
"subClassOf" 
2. By describing the properties for the categories and the relationships
among them,
we will be implicitly describing the properties that the content belonging
to those categories must posses.
3. Open Directory project content is widely used.

Regards,
Kaustubh Kunte

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean@mysterylights.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 5:54 AM
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: The Semantic Web: What Can I Do?


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
http://www.ned.dem.csiro.au/metadata/qdchtml/REC-QDCHTML-20000504.html
<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
total="10"/>

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
total="1"/>

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
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