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"Social Meaning" effort

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 13:35:27 -0500
Message-Id: <200304011835.h31IZTs14670@roman.hawke.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
cc: miles@milessabin.com, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>


Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote,
> Agreed.  Intended meaning can be imposed from the outside.  Perhaps Patrick
> wants to codify one particular version of intended meaning.  It actually
> would be useful to expend some effort to see if there is anything useful
> that could be done here.  (I thought that there was supposed to be some
> effort along these lines as an outcome of certain discussions at the recent
> W3C technical plenary, but nothing has happened yet.)  However, I expect
> that there will be lots of heat generated in this area before any light
> shines. 

The Semantic Web Coordination Group considered the issue, but due to
resource constraints the issue has been set aside until May.
Hopefully some way will be found to make progress at that point.

In the mean time, one possibility for generating some light is the
experimental ESW Wiki recently set up.  Wikis provide a slightly
different medium for discussion than e-mail, and I like to think the
difference is more conducive to building and expressing consensus.

The front page is 
   http://esw.w3.org/topic/FrontPage 
a decent place to go next is
   http://esw.w3.org/topic/SemanticWebArchitecture
and perhaps the seeds of a consensus on social meaning start at
   http://esw.w3.org/topic/GoodURIs

Give it a try...

  -- sandro (wearing a somewhat more official than usual)
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