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Re: PRIMER: v 0.1 of scope, outline and issues (lighten up!)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:42:00 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101023b7d798fb6cd0@[]>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
>2.  In Section 1, I think we want to make sure that people see the 
>motivation for RDF somewhat independently of the "Semantic Web" (the 
>"S word" sometimes turns people off, I find).  That is, we need 
>something like RDF for various practical reasons, which happen also 
>to be the motivation for "the Semantic Web".

I agree, lets avoid abstractions as far as possible at the beginning 
of everything. Start with an example, would be better, as a way to 
introduce the points being made. Can we cook up a simple, artificial 
but convincing example/case study to use to illustrate the main 
points? It ought to show RDF doing more than XML would do :-)

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