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Re: Vultures Re: what happened to schemaweb.info?

From: Yuzhong Qu <yzqu@seu.edu.cn>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 08:56:08 +0800
Message-ID: <003201c88aee$599e5f60$1d06030a@LENOVOBB5001EF>
To: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: "SWIG" <semantic-web@w3.org>

The original implication of Falcon (in our team) is as follows:

Falcon is an infrastructure for semantic web applications, which aims at providing fundamental technologies for Finding, Aligning and Learning ontologies, and ultimately, for Capturing knowledge from the web via an ONtology-driven approach.

Falcon-AO: a practical ontology matching system (named after “Aligning Ontologies with Falcon”) 

Falcons: a semantic web search engine

Yuzhong Qu

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: "SWIG" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:24 PM
Subject: Vultures Re: what happened to schemaweb.info?

Hi Danny
> ... another one the name of which escapes me - something like Vultures?  (pretty sure it isn't that, but it'd make a
> cool name for some kind of harvester - what is the carrion of the web?).
Of course it was Falcons, but indeed vultures would make a better 
metaphor. First because they are scavengers, and we badly need that 
given all the rotten stuff around, and second because they have a cool 
collective strategy to get at it. Vultures monitor a quite large 
territory from above, and at the same time the behavior of their 
neighbouring fellows. So if one moves down to a prey, the guys next door 
follow inwards and downwards, and the information propagates quickly to 
friends of friends.  Social semantic web, sort of. :-)
Falcons are not that kind of social birds (neither are owls). They hunt 
individually, for themselves and families at best. Good parents, 
not-so-good neighbours.



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