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Re: TimBL mentions Linking Open Data on BBC Radio4

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 11:04:36 +0100
Message-ID: <82593ac00807090304n6a220443y63637a77a0865236@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dickinson, Ian J. (HP Labs, Bristol, UK)" <ian.dickinson@hp.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

Hello Ian!

> I heard the interview too. It was cool (and slightly weird) to hear "semantic web" discussed on prime-time news, but I thought that Tim could have used a more compelling example. The interviewer didn't seem overly impressed by Tim's "find me music by people born within 100 miles of my location". OTOH, it's hard to come up with really compelling examples to use with non-specialists. Which examples does anyone else use to get the idea of LOD across in the mainstream?

Actually, I often use this one along with other
"things-that-we-can-do-now" music-related use-cases, as I find people
tends to like it: anyone would have struggled with its iTunes (or
whatever) library at least once. I often find that use cases work
better when it relates to things the public experienced in the past.
Big sci-fi use-cases tend to work a bit less.

I had the feeling the journalist *was* actually impressed by this use-case, btw?


> Ian
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-lod-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tom Heath
>> Sent: 09 July 2008 10:27
>> To: public-lod@w3.org
>> Subject: TimBL mentions Linking Open Data on BBC Radio4
>> TimBL was on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning (the
>> BBCs prime morning news/current affairs radio programme)
>> talking about the Semantic Web, and specifically mentions
>> Linking Open Data:
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7496000/7496976.stm
>> Nice :)
>> --
>> Tom Heath
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