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Re: Use cases wanted for media coverage

From: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:33:38 +0000
Message-ID: <4D340CF2.1050204@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
On 16/01/2011 12:15, Sören Auer wrote:
> Dear Markus,
> First of all thanks for bringing this up - I think its really crucial
> for us as a research community to showcase what impact the results of
> our research can make in practice!
> Besides DBpedia (already frequently featured in public press, e.g. two
> days ago by famous German newspaper TAZ [1]), we are working on
> Catalogus Professorum (led by my colleague Thomas Riechert), which I
> think nicely demonstrates the usefulness of semantic technology to a
> wider public:


Dear Sören,

thanks for these pointers (has [1] appeared in the newspaper TAZ as 
well, or just online?). I think the Catalogus Professorum could be a 
valuable application here.

Overall, I am really glad (and almost surprised) to see that semantic 
technologies have already achieved quite some media presence in Germany 
last week -- articles in TAZ.de and Zeit.de [2], and an interview in 
Deutschlandradio Kultur [3]! A good basis for getting more people 
interested in our research. Of course the recent media items also show 
how important concrete examples are, given that Wikipedia has been an 
essential incentive for reporting about semantic technologies in these 

> Feel free to forward my contact details to the journalist or let me know
> if I can help in any other way to facilitate this effort!

Thanks. I will surely forward links and contacts, though the ultimate 
decision on what to do will be with the journalist.




[3] http://breitband.dradio.de/wikipedia-2-0/

Dr. Markus Krötzsch
Oxford  University  Computing  Laboratory
Room 306, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD, UK
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