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Amaya-like project for RSS?

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 12:47:49 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0411280347649c517c@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

The W3C has some demonstrators for RSS, but the outside world is
leagues ahead with desktop aggregator applications. Might there be any
possibility of a W3C-developed/sponsored aggregator application
designed to showcase the benefits of RDF? (It could also act as a
testbed for new ideas). I'm thinking of an app like RSS Bandit [1] but
developed more in the manner of Amaya [2].

Out in RSS land the line remains reasonably clear between those who
appreciate the benefit of using RDF and those who don't. One of the
problems is that as new vocabularies come available, even those that
are specifically designed for use with RSS, there often isn't any
visible advance in functionality. When things like partial
understanding through inference are mentioned in this environment the
response often includes the expression "smoking crack". But if there
were a single (though presumably modular), figurehead app in which
there was tangible evidence of utility, maybe people would be less
concerned about the physical appearance of the interchange syntax...


[1] http://www.rssbandit.org/ow.asp?ScreenShots
[2] http://www.w3.org/Amaya/


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