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From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:50:11 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SqJETjcLQ=5ycx9gRSPskEweyVHR-23c4V5VoWZE7dBOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hello Gannon

Thanks a lot for cooking up a recipe to count rooftps, brings a nice
socio technical view -  and thanks for sharing the method

from where I come from (the pragmatic world), looks still a bit of a
theoretical exercise in the sense that I  find it hard to think how to
use this neat info you pull up

Could you please help define some use case for this kind of info

I mean, what can i learn from this view of this data?


what can I do with the knowledge I gather

b) resident
c)  public administrator planning for urbanpolicy
d) any other



> The University of Oxford makes a dandy test bed for Socio-Technical Systems.
> These are systems which count rooftops and households rather than
> individuals in a population.
> There are three types of institutions at Oxford: Colleges, Graduate Only
> Colleges, and Halls.  Each, 44 in all, have been founded over the last
> centuries, and the founding dates are available.  No simple RDF List can
> capture this, however 4 Lists can - three Types + ANY.  The problem, for RDF
> and SKOS, is the processing of the "first" and "rest".  The model used is
> the "Standard Model" of Particle Physics - unit sized hard boxes. Much
> better is a unit sized circle (diameter=2u). This truncates much of the
> unexplainable combinatorial "fine structure" in the model  which you
> visualize as gaps in the data.  You see fine structure shadows everywhere.
> The situation can be compared to a Physician looking at a catalog of
> thousands of MRI's to find a broken leg when he/she simply needs to look at
> an MRI of your leg.
> Anyway, a listing of the data is here[1].   The data base and many
> supporting files are here[2]. If you load your own, you'll need root
> privileges to load the Stored Procedures (Space and Time).
> And last but not least, not to be outdone by the BBC's Olympic Medals and
> Dr. Brand Niemann
> ... A mashup of Oxford University Colleges & Halls in time:
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/roadmap/oxford-university-area-map.pdf
> When I said I was going to count rooftops, I meant it :-)
> --Gannon
> [1]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/roadmap/oxford_sp.txt
> [2] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/roadmap/Oxford.zip
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