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Re: the list of semantic technology companies now enriched with dog food

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:00:11 -0500
To: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Cc: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Stefano.BERTOLO" <Stefano.BERTOLO@ec.europa.eu>, Carmen Brenner <carmen.brenner@sti2.at>
Message-ID: <1298998811.2169.30.camel@waldron>
On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 17:16 +0100, Giovanni Tummarello wrote:
> I think it would be useful to clarify why is this being done.  (at
> least on the homepage , sorry if i missed some earlier explanation)

Do you know some backstory here?   I guess this is a deliverable of an
EU project, given you've cc'd Stefano Bertolo?  

I'm really interested, because this kind of thing is also a deliverable
of some W3C eGov work I'm responsible for, so I want to understand the
issues.

   -- Sandro


> i can think of 3 use cases
> 
> * a small company supposed to use its presence in the list to show
> some big potential customer that "they're listed there too"
> * a big company going to go trough all those entries to find the
> expertise they need in a list of very similar sounding descriptions
> and with no geographical addresses or number of employees etc.
> * an evangelist to be able to say "look how many companies have had
> something to do with what i am trying to sell you, there is even a
> long hand curated list" (and yet you never heard of it)
> 
> but they dont seem so realistic.
> 
> Thanks
> Gio
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
> Date: Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM
> Subject: the list of semantic technology companies now enriched with   dog food
> To: semantic-web@w3.org
> Cc: Stefano.BERTOLO@ec.europa.eu, Carmen Brenner <carmen.brenner@sti2.at>
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> See http://semantic-technology-companies.sti2.at/
> for the list of semantic technology companies now
> enriched with dog food. The web site is available
> as XHTML+RDFa as well as RDF+XML. Any barking
> more than welcome.
> 
> Many greetings,
> 
> Dieter
> --
> Dieter Fensel
> Director STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
> http://www.sti-innsbruck.at/
> phone: +43-512-507-6488/5, fax: +43-512-507-9872
> 
> 
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