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Re: Utility of Community and Business Groups and VIVO

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Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 19:30:38 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
VIVO is a good starting point for exchange among established scientists and their respective institutions. But the open science being espoused by both the UN and the European Union involves other actors as well.

The Semantic Web applications that could be useful to open science should be more general. And since an exhaustive listing of standards for the practice of science itself and the countless disciplines has yet to be made, as was discussed in previous discussion the creation of a system of open exchange and required standards will be a challenge.

There are three important issues to be covered, (1) intellectual property issues, licensing and related issues, (2) natural language interfaces and automated translation for making information available across multiple linguistic platforms, and (3) open repository standards and semantic user interface issues.

VIVO is linked to DuraSpace which is but one of many players in this evolving field.

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 From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org 
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:27 PM
Subject: Utility of Community and Business Groups and VIVO

I'm intrigued by a VIVO (1), a linked data and linked open data based platform for research activity, and the Community and Business Groups at the W3C. I know VIVO would be useful to a research community, but I wonder whether the being involved in the underlying standards would be useful as well. I noticed that Henry Story linked (2) to WebID (3) and Web Access Control (4) that would seem to be useful in something like VIVO. My question is are these technologies still in development to the extent that it would be advantageous for a research community to be involved? 

Is there any argument that could be made for being involved in the community and business groups? I suspect Webpayments will be important for open access due to comments by Eben Moglen and John Wilbanks (6). E-learning could be something to check out since it is a greatly expanding area (7). Big data comes to mind. My apologies to any groups not mentioned.

The other thing I've come up with is that involvement in standards allows one to see what the state of the art is, and moreover ensure that the standards developed meet your use case.


(1) http://vivoweb.org/
(2)  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2013May/0206.html
(3) Web ID 1.0, < http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/
(6) Second-Generation Open Access: Building an Open Content < http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20070208_179 >
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