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Generating content...

From: Terry R. Payne <terryp@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 18:36:24 -0500
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
	Are there any tools that generate iCal rdf content?
Has anyone modified an iCal client to generate content?

I've been thinking about the whole export issue, as a way of
generating content for our Calendar Agent [1].  Right now, I've
been using a text editor (which can be painfull to say the least,
and error prone to boot!), but know that if we want to make this
appealing to the man in the street, then thay have to be able to
generate their own content (after all, who's going to be able to
make use of the Three Rivers Film Festival markup if they don't
live in Pittsburgh [2] ???)

One solution would simply be to serialize the graph and dump
the rdf in a file.  However, what if I have a meeting with someone
who is already represented by some rdf (e.g. through vCard or the
foaf ontology).  If this is the case, then I want to represent
them via their resource rather than through a copy.  Likewise
for a location, or any other concept that one would later want
to reason about.  I'm planning to add some hooks to our agent so
that if information is acquired via a resource as opposed to being
defined inline, then the URI will get stored in Outlook, so that
when a new event is generated, I can have it refer to the reource

Anyway, back to my initial point - has anyone tackled this issue
with generating content from any calendar tool or editor?


[1] http://www.daml.ri.cmu.edu/Cal
[2] http://www.daml.ri.cmu.edu/Cal/2001-ThreeRiversFestival.rdf

Terry R. Payne, PhD.    | http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~terryp/index.html
CMU, Robotics Institute | Voice: (412) 268-8780 Fax: (412) 268-5569
Pittsburgh, PA 15213    | Email: terry@acm.org or Terry.Payne@cmu.edu 
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