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Re: RDF vs. words

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:38:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4199BCA1.1050703@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

> It would be fun to try a project sort of like one of those
> Christmas gift exchanges where you draw a random partner, but in
> this it would be reciprocal.  You and a random person get hooked
> up with each other, and then your task is to get to know each
> other by communicating only with RDF.  No plain-text sentances.
> Tell the other person about your pets, your favorite beers and
> wines, who you have kissed, etc. :)

Actually that would be easy and more a kind of 
'restrict-myself-to-SPO-talk'. The youth today virtually does this all 
over the world... ;)

The idea is still interesting though, but only with a little twist: both 
partners should choose a language the other doesn't understand (a 
private language is fine as well, it doesn't have to be a natural one), 
to name the terms, and they are forbidden to look up words in a 
dictionary -- they have to guess the meaning of the words by an ontology 
given (and expanded) by the partner. No meta-communication allowed. That 
will show how the computers, um, feel about this stuff.

Now, *this* would be interesting. Anyone still interested? :) I can 
offer Croatian as a language most people here won't understand.

Denny Vrandecic
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6558
Received on Tuesday, 16 November 2004 08:38:59 UTC

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