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Re: ANN: Semantic University - for learning the Semantic Web (now easier to use)

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:44:41 -0400
Message-ID: <50770589.1050702@thefigtrees.net>
To: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi Phil,

I don't really find the use cases you suggest particularly compelling. 
Perhaps you could explain them in a bit more detail?

Searching -- we do some degree of traditional SEO, and the lessons 
generally show up very well on major search engines

Sorting -- I'm not sure what would be sorted? The lessons are presented 
in a particular order designed to help the understanding of readers who 
go through the material as presented

Mashing up -- Can you give me an example?

Referencing -- Generally speaking, we think that the URLs of the 
individual lessons are perfectly adequate for referencing


On 10/11/2012 5:24 AM, Phillip Lord wrote:
> I am a little surprised that you can't see use cases for adding
> computationally extractable metadata to your articles. Searching,
> sorting, mashing up, referencing and so on.
> RSS is a different point; ignoring it's "what's new" role, it happens to
> be a reasonable source for computational metadata where there is nothing
> else.
> Phil
> Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> writes:
>> Thanks for the feedback. We didn't pursue an RSS feed for the site because
>> it's intended to be relatively timeless educational content, rather than dated
>> material. That said, I can look into adding one.
>> Can you help me understand the use cases for using some of the other
>> approaches you mention and what would be involved? I didn't really have any
>> compelling use cases in mind off the top of my head to mark up these lessons.
>> thanks,
>> Lee
>> On 10/10/2012 7:20 AM, Phillip Lord wrote:
>>> This is an interesting set of pages.
>>> One thing that confuses me about this web site is that, as far as I can
>>> see, it apperas to use no semantic web technology; certainly trying to
>>> mine the web pages shows no metadata describing what the document is
>>> about. We tried searching for OGP, various forms of metatags, prism,
>>> COINs and so on, using our Greycite (http://greycite.knowledgeblog.org)
>>> tool, and found nothing. We've tried visual inspection as well -- not
>>> easy as all the HTML is on one line -- and again can see nothing. Tried
>>> content negotiation for RDF, but this returns HTML. Even the normally
>>> reliable RSS feed fails because there isn't one.
>>> Phil
>>> Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> writes:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> Many of you may already have come across Semantic University
>>>> <http://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university>, but I'd like to
>>>> announce it to this community.
>>>> Semantic University is a free, online resource for learning Semantic Web
>>>> technologies. We've gotten some great feedback over the past few months, and
>>>> we feel that it's one of the most accessible ways for both technical and
>>>> non-technical people to start learning about semantics and the Semantic Web.
>>>> For those of you who have seen Semantic University before, we've re-organized
>>>> the content into general Semantic Web Landscape content and into specific
>>>> technical tracks oriented around RDF, OWL/RDFS, SPARQL, and Semantic Web
>>>> Design Patterns. I hope you'll check it out as we think it's now much easier
>>>> to use to learn about the Semantic Web.
>>>> Semantic University currently includes over 30 lessons, and we're continually
>>>> preparing new content. We're also looking for additional writers to contribute
>>>> new lessons, so please contact me if you'd be interested. I'd especially like
>>>> to start including content specific to particular verticals, and HCLS would be
>>>> a great starting place. Please let me know if you'd be interested in
>>>> contributing!
>>>> Current lessons include:
>>>>    * An Introduction to the Semantic Web
>>>>      <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/introduction-to-the-semantic-web>
>>>>    * Semantic Web Misconceptions
>>>>      <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/semantic-web-misconceptions>
>>>>    * Semantic Web vs. Semantic Technologies
>>>>      <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/semantic-web-vs-semantic-technologies>
>>>>    * RDF 101 <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/rdf-101>
>>>>    * SPARQL Nuts and Bolts
>>>>      <https://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/sparql-nuts-and-bolts>
>>>> ...and many more.
>>>> Please enjoy & we welcome all feedback & suggestions.
>>>> best,
>>>> Lee
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