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Re: dynamic SVG representations

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 21:57:38 -0400
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To: "Ivor Tillier" <ivor@ivor.net>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

Hi Ivor --

Two very interesting posts from you today!

For your second post, (below, inferencing and SVG for project management), 
you may be interested in combining rule based reasoning with something like 
the classical critical path approach.

An example in this direction is


and, as mentioned off-list, also


HTH,    -- Adrian


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At 08:38 PM 5/22/2005 +0100, you wrote:

>Dear All,
>I have another query.
>Since, the SVG based tool used in foafnaut (http://www.foafnaut.org/) is a
>good way of depicting relationships, I can't quite see why it isn't (doesn't
>appear to be?) used much elsehwere.
>e.g. It would be really handy to explore relationships between entities in
>project management.  Something like MS Project can link tasks with
>resources, but the links are explicit and without semantic value.  Little
>reasoning or inferencing is possible within the software.
>I am exploring the use of semantic technologies to support larger
>do-it-yourself building projects where there is a question of managing task
>sequencing and resources (including online sourcing of materials).  This
>could be represented visually to explore dependencies between tasks and
>dependencies on resources.  So giving a visual model of the project where
>one could click on say the activity "Build shed" that 'sprouts' sub-tasks
>which can be clicked to not only further refine tasks, but also to describe
>resources and conditions required.  Something along the lines of (this is
>very simplistic) http://www.ivor.net/foundations_graphs.gif
>I understand that foafnaut is quite a complex implementation but surely
>there is value in what I am suggesting? or have I missed something?
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