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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
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:21:24 UTC

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