new semantic web stackexchange proposal opened

> On 8 Dec 2018, at 00:33, David Booth <> wrote:
> On 12/7/18 10:18 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>> Perhaps the trick for more pragmatic answers would be to open
>>    {rdf/semweb} <>
> Good idea!  I think would be best.  Will you take the lead on getting this set up?

I have started a proposal for a new stack exchange group

I have called it "Semantic Web" for the moment because in order to get a good range of experts one needs
to cast a very wide net (eg: RDF itself could lean people to think we are just 
dealing with a serialization format, where we want to incorporate SPARQL, reasoning, linked data publication,
OWL, libraries,  algorithms for efficiently manipulating rdf, publishing data on the web, developing ontologies, etc...
 We have a wide range of experts that publish in journals, and teach students at universities under 
the semantic web heading who can help.

To become public we need to gather a large enough community of experts to participate, and
we need 50 interesting questions.

See the rules here:

"the goal is to come up with at least 40 questions that embody the topic's scope. When at least 40 questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the proposal is considered "defined.""

So it's really up to people here. 

I think a semantic web stack exchange makes sense, as the semantic web is too practical for and too far away from many in computer science which has both 

But we'll see. If we get enough people from this list, we can then spread the word through academia
and industry.

This mailing list could then refer to answers developed there, and as a a fallback for questions that
are difficult to ask. StackExchange tends to push people to be very clear with their questions, when 
it is sometimes that is not so easy to do.

Perhaps Web Data would be a more generic term even...

Henry Story

> Thanks,
> David Booth

Received on Saturday, 8 December 2018 09:22:51 UTC