Re: peer-to-peer schema models: "Users, not designers, create and communicate meaning."

WYMIWYG KnoBot [1] provides a CMS system designed to exchange contents 
on a P2P basis,  it uses RSS-Feeds containing relevance information. The 
user defines "topics" and defines relations of different relevance to 
other topics (own or of other users), the individual articles are 
manually associated to a topics and automatically (with lower relevance) 
to all relating topics (this may include copying to another host). Other 
users may manually re-rate content influencing how much an article is 
perceived in their environment. All data is stored in a Jena RDF-Model 
and  exchanged over http. It is not a typical p2p software in that it 
has no peer-discovery but relies on existing social networks. Exchanging 
the definitions of rdfs-classes by the same means is not currently 
implemented but I think that this would be possible as well.

You may download an early version from [2], it should take only two 
double-click to install and launch, I would appreciate any feedback.


1. (the site itself is powered by knobot)
2. (file 
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Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> Does anyone know of current peer-to-peer RDF projects?
> By this I am referring to projects where the RDF metacontent or schema 
> is defined over time by users.
> (some people might consider the CD labelling project of this type.)
> I've proposed this model for a number of projects including:
> The WWAAC concept coding framework project
> The CEN metadata for accessibility  project
> There may well be significant hurdles in adopting this approach, 
> however was inspired to request evidence of current successes by the 
> excellent: "Where the Action Is"  The foundations of embodied 
> interaction by Paul Dourish.
> when after a particularly intractable and rambling passage he announces:
> "Principle: Users, not designers, create and communicate meaning."
> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
>     "It's easy to use"
> irc://freenode/accessibility

Received on Thursday, 2 December 2004 15:06:43 UTC