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Re: New semantic web related project - Finndesign Liitin

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@smiy.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:10:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4E71B302.6010305@smiy.org>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Jukka,

first I would like to welcome you on the SWIG list. I'm happy to see 
someone with a strong UI modelling background here.

Generally, your project sounds very interesting and visionary (I guess 
such a system/application is the dream of nearly everyone here at this 
list; I especially see parallels to the general vision of the WWW (as 
outlined by timbl) and REST architectural style (as outlined by R.T. 
Fielding) - is it/could it be another Web?). I especially like the 
following sentence:

"Even though the implementation of Liitin is quite complex, the user or 
even an automated process, never needs to deal with the complexity."

Which is a key argument - the user doesn't and shouldn't matter about 
the technology utilized in the background.

I guess, that many readers of this list are interested in the concrete 
Semantic Web technologies you've utilised/will utilize via realizing 
your project. Furthermore, is it possible to check out this piece of 
software somewhere and somehow?



On 09/13/2011 01:44 PM, Jukka Tuominen wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'd like to introduce you to a project that you may find interesting. It
> didn't start as specifically semantic web related, but perhaps that's one of
> the reasons that it may bring a new perspective to it.
> There are many aspects to the project, but related to semantic web I'd like
> to bring forward a few characteristics that you may find of particular
> interest.
> - Whereas software and hardware platforms come and go frequently, the
> essence of knowledge and methods may last from generations to generations.
> - To be able/willing to build on top of somebody else's work, you need to
> trust its future existance and predictable behaviour.
> - There are lots of great free software and utils out there even today, but
> due to incompatibilities and overall complexity to setup a working
> environment, they are often out of the reach of most of us. Or it's just not
> worth the trouble. You'd rather contribute to your own field of expertise.
> Our project Finndesign Liitin is addressing these issues in a new way, yet
> trying to keep it very simple to the user. You pretty much just walk/log
> into a ready-made environment, and will have access to all personal and
> public data and methods in a compatible and persistent manner.
> Please, have a look at the project page for details at
> http://liitin.finndesign.fi
> Eventhough I'm very interested in things that semantic web is addressing, my
> primary field of expertise is in user interface design (industrial design
> education). Therefore I'd be very interested in your professional opinion on
> how Liitin might be suitable for your needs, or how it may need to be
> tweaked in order to suit it better.
> The project page may not cover all details, so I'd be glad answer any
> questions.
> Best regards,
> Jukka Tuominen, Finndesign
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2011 08:11:19 UTC

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