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Re: Introduction: Stefan Decker (LEAD prize winner)

From: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 00:46:17 -0800
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To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
At 09:31 PM 11/10/2001, Dan Connolly wrote:
>Stefan Decker wrote:
> > If I understood Dan correctly, he wanted at least
> > some of the following triples.
>Yeah! Stefan wins the prize for being the first to
>express, formally in RDF/XML:
>         The nearest airport to the person
>         whose email address is stefan@db.stanford.edu
>         has IATA code SFO.
>(though he loses a style point or two for using a urn ;-)
Well, style is in the eye of the beholder ;-)
With this URI tried to be close to Sandro Hawke's and
Tim Kindberg's naming proposal (see: 
(but still using urn: instead of tag:).

If somebody want's to make a statement about me, I suggest to use that URI
(I've naming authority for decker.cx), but of course nobody can be forced 
to do so...

Which brings us to the question, if naming conventions is also an issue for 

All the best,


PS.: What is the prize?

>Lots of other folks have provided the information
>in such a way that I, a human with lots of heuristic
>and contextual tools, can process it*. But Stefan
>put his info straight into the Semantic Web,
>requiring no further manual processing.
>I invite folks to play around with the RDF validator
>   http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/
>to get a feel for how RDF (and XML) works.
>As Jim suggested, you might find writing in RDF/n3
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/Primer
>and converting it
>   http://swag.semanticweb.org/n3tordf
>is easier than writing RDF/xml by hand.
>Those and other resources are available in the "background references"
>section of our home page.
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/
>*map in progress:
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/webont-world.png
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/Makefile
> >
> > <rdf:RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/pim/contact#"
> > 
> xmlns:swrc="http://www.semanticweb.org/ontologies/swrc-onto-2000-09-10.daml#"
> >          xmlns:org="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/roadmap/org#"
> >          xmlns:apt="http://www.megginson.com/exp/ns/airports#"
> >           xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
> >
> >    <swrc:person rdf:about="urn:stefan.decker.cx,2001:person">
> >       <familyName>Stefan</familyName>
> >       <givenName>Decker</givenName>
> >       <fullName>Stefan Decker</fullName>
> >       <mailbox rdf:resource="mailto:stefan@db.stanford.edu"/>
> >       <nearestAirport rdf:parseType="Resource">
> >          <apt:iata>SFO</apt:iata>
> >       </nearestAirport>
> >    </swrc:person>
> > </rdf:RDF>
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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