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Re: International Workshop

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 05:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, <public-esw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207020540220.18453-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Dave Reynolds wrote:

> Seems like a good suggestion (though I would be unlikely to be able to attend
> personally - budget limitations and slightly difficult timing).
> What would the focus be?

One idea we discussed was to base the workshop around the idea of bringing
practical DC use cases, requirements and priorities to RDF tool
developers, with goal of making sure RDF tools are solving real world
metadata problems. Flipside of this is to have RDF developers sanity-check
the DCMI DC-in-RDF specs by investigating how they work in RDF database,
API, query etc environments.

My own views on this went into an abstract for DC2002 with Dave and
Libby, but we didn't get a paper finished on time. I'd be interested to know
whether what we drafted chimes with anyone else's view:

  > > Title: RDF and the Dublin Core: Practical Prioritizing for RDF Tool Builders
  > >
  > > Authors: Dan Brickley, Dave Beckett, Libby Miller
  > >
  > > Abstract:
  > >
  > > RDF has now been accepted in a variety of contexts, connecting
  > > digital library, knowledge representation, weblog syndication,
  > > commercial and open source applications.  Despite this, groups
  > > seeking to use RDF face a number of hurdles.
  > >
  > > This paper outlines some deployment issues surrounding the
  > > practical use of RDF, and proposes four implementation features as
  > > priorities for RDF query and storage systems: (i) RDF schema
  > > sub-property, (ii) phrase, substring and text searching on
  > > literals, (iii) provenance tracking of RDF statements and (iv)
  > > smarter aggregation algorithms (or 'smushing').
  > >
  > > We discuss each of these features, and relate them to the
  > > practicalities of widescale Dublin Core deployment in the Semantic
  > > Web.  We assert that when (i)-(iv) are implemented in widely
  > > available RDF tools, the Semantic Web will be deployable.

As a paper abstract, this is of course more opinionated (and downbeat,
re-reading...) than would be appropriate for a whole workshop. But I think
the basic idea, of connecting practical metadata apps (DC and related) to
RDF technology issues faced by implementors is close in spirit to much of
the SWAD-E workplan.


> Dave
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, URI for dublin core conference: http://www.bncf.net/dc2002/

> >   How do people feel about holding the international workshop in conjunction
> >   with the Dublin Core conference in Florence in October, and holding a
> >   workshop at HP as discussed as our other required developer workshop in that
> >   period?
> >
> >   The International workshop should be a little more of a general public
> >   introduction to the project than a normal developer workshop, although it
> >   should also have a technical focus of some kind, and the Dublin Core
> >   conference seems more appropriate for that than a single-topic workshop based
> >   on the fact that we potentially have members of the WebOnt working group
> >   available.
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