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LEAD: making an ontology about the ontology group...

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 03:15:57 -0600
Message-ID: <3BE2644D.E49E4C33@w3.org>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
At W3C we emphasize LEAD... (Live Early Adoption and
Demonstration). Other places call it "eating your own cooking"
or dogfood or whatever...

Anyway... I'm working on formally recording the various
bits of knowledge I manage about this group.

So far, I have names and email addresses and such in
You can see an excerpt below; the data are
derived by machine from stuff like the nominations
that were sent, but I don't have the proof/audit-trail
sufficiently baked yet...

Meanwhile, for practical reasons like telcon and f2f
scheduling, I'd like to collect latitude/longitude
data from each of the WG participants.

I think an effective way to balance privacy with
precision is if everybody would give the IATA
or ICAO code of the nearest airport (or the
one you usually fly in/out of).

David Megginson concocted one of the earliest
non-trivial RDF knowledge bases a while back;
we have a copy of it:

So to get a feel for the various technologies
(URI, XML, RDF, ...) try writing down

	The nearest airport to the person
	whose email address is ___
	has IATA code ___.

formally. Let's use contact:nearestAirport,
where contact: expands as in webont-roll.rdf,
and let's use http://www.megginson.com/exp/ns/airports#iata
for the property that relates airports to their
IATA code.

<rdf:RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/pim/contact#"

        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <fullName>Dan Connolly</fullName>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <fullName>Jim Hendler</fullName>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:sb@stilo.com"/>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:mp@stilo.com"/>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl"/>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <familyName>van Harmelen</familyName>
            <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl"/>
        <org:member rdf:parseType="Resource">
            <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:michael.smith@eds.com"/>


Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 2 November 2001 04:15:56 UTC

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