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

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 10:29:10 +0100
Message-ID: <47E37FE6.4050504@mondeca.com>
To: Yuzhong Qu <yzqu@seu.edu.cn>
Cc: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>

Hi Yuzhong

Thanks for your precisions about Falcon. I hope you didn't take what I 
wrote about vultures vs falcons as any kind of subliminal criticiscm of 
your application, which is very cool indeed. :-)
It was just a follow-up of the metaphor started by Danny, in defense of 
very honorable, sociable, useful and too often despised, birds.

Regards

Bernard

Yuzhong Qu a écrit :
> Hi,
>  
> 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 _F_inding, _A_ligning and 
> _L_earning ontologies, and ultimately, for _C_apturing knowledge from 
> the web via an _ON_tology-driven approach.
> Falcon-AO: a practical ontology matching system (named after “Aligning 
> Ontologies with Falcon”)
> http://iws.seu.edu.cn/projects/matching/
>
> Falcons: a semantic web search engine
> http://iws.seu.edu.cn/services/falcons/
>  
>  
> Yuzhong Qu
> http://iws.seu.edu.cn/
>  
>  
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com 
> <mailto:bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>>
> To: "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com <mailto:danny.ayers@gmail.com>>
> Cc: "SWIG" <semantic-web@w3.org <mailto: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.
>
> Bernard
>
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