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Re: Semantic web discussions

From: Stian Soiland <ssoiland@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 10:20:57 +0100
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To: semantic-web@w3.org

On 17 May 2007, at 09:11, Danny Ayers wrote:
>> > Perhaps I just need to set up some clever email filtering to find
>> > the goodies..?
> If you come up with a good strategy, please let us know - filtering
> the announcements to a calendar would be a bonus.

Since I didn't want to do any strict sorting with this poor heuristic  
(and risk loosing mail), I ended up making a 'Smart folder' in  
Mail.app (on Mac OS X) with the following rules:

Contains messages which match ALL of the following:

Message is in Mailbox:  semantic-web
Subject does not contain:  announcement
Subject does not contain:  call for
   ..    conference
   ..    workshop
   ..    CFP
   ..    ANN:
   ..    Deadline
   ..    event

I was saddened to see that I was not able to do this negative  
filtering on the message body instead of Subject, and of course the  
more words added to this list, the higher the risk for a legitimate  
discussion to end up in the negative positives. (or was it the  
positive negatives?)

I guess you could do a 'Does contain' instead and pipe it into a  
Google calendar (which is somewhat good at extracting dates from raw  
text) with enough hackery, but I am afraid I don't have time to  
explore that idea..

Anyway, doing this I actually ended up with a view of the mailing  
list that seems to be about 80% real discussions for the last months,  
so it's actually quite clever and made the list much more interesting  
for me.


Oh, and I would of course be +1 for the separation, or at least a  
strong rule about how the subject should look, with social reactions  
(hehe..) when people break the rule.

A subject prefix [ANN] or something should be quite universal and  
cover call for papers, call for posters, deadlines of workshops,  
invitations to summer schools, etc.  What is the culture of this on  
similar lists?


--
Stian Soiland, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~ssoiland/
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:21:24 UTC

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