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Re: PRIMER: possible example?

From: <jos.deroo.jd@belgium.agfa.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 00:04:37 +0100
To: fmanola@mitre.org
Cc: phayes@ai.uwf.edu, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <OFC7D25FB6.B189EA3B-ON41256AD4.007E155D@bayer-ag.com>

[that ``image'' reminded me about a real simple example]

> Well for one thing, take the Cal Pipe animation.  If I were looking for
> PVC fittings, I'd find "fittings" via a search engine ("fittings" is on
> the page), but "PVC" doesn't appear in the text (it's in the animation
> though).  So *people* can find this information out, but machines can't,
> and I'd like to see RDF provide that richer kind of information.  (I'm
> working on a disaster recovery example application, and part of it
> involves finding sources of tents (and other shelter) on the Web.  A
> surprising number of sources put useful information like how many people
> the tent can sleep in an image, rather than in text (and, of course,
> even when they put it in text you have to try to find it;  in a table,
> in the legend of an image, the image itself, ...).

<h1>A simple example</h1>
the web is about "saying anything about anything"
  <li>suppose that picture i was taken at position p and time t</li>
  <li>suppose that event e took place at location l and date d</li>
  <li>what kind of inferences can we draw from those facts?</li>

Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/

ps I would say "not a lot if we were machines" unless we precisely
   define schemas for GPS stuff, etc...
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