Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread blumauera
kingsley, from a marketing perspective the first question one has to ask: who is the audience? if you call it mesh-up, many people think: oh, that's a typo. if you call it hack-a-thon some people feel attracted from outside of the ld-community. so, who shall he the audience of this event?

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Paul A Houle
I think there are a few scenarios here. In my mind, dbpedia.org is a site for tripleheads. I use it all the time when I'm trying to understand how my systems interact with data from dbpedia -- for that purpose, it's useful to see a reasonably formatted list of triples associated with an

Extended Deadline (21st September): ASWC 2009 Call for Posters and Demos

2009-09-17 Thread Raúl García Castro
ASWC 2009 Call for Posters and Demos http://www.aswc2009.org/research-paper-track/callpostersdemos Fourth Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009) 6-9 December, 2009 Shangai, China The Asian Semantic Web Conference is the yearly conference on theoretical foundations, technological building

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Daniel O'Connor
I for one vote for John and Juan's Data Jamboree Less name choosing / bike shedding people! Let's pick some datasets to mesh and start generating ideas... I'll start: 1) http://wines.doconnor.user.dev.freebaseapps.com/index Wines is a simple freebase application which looks for things typed

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Leigh Dodds
Hi Juan, Great idea, and should be a lot of fun to get together with people to try and build cool stuff with Linked Data. So count me in. Might be worth building a wiki page to throw out some ideas and/or datasets that haven't had much attention yet. Cheers, L. 2009/9/16 Juan Sequeda

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
blumau...@punkt.at wrote: kingsley, from a marketing perspective the first question one has to ask: who is the audience? if you call it mesh-up, many people think: oh, that's a typo. if you call it hack-a-thon some people feel attracted from outside of the ld-community. so, who shall he

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
Paul A Houle wrote: I think there are a few scenarios here. In my mind, dbpedia.org http://dbpedia.org is a site for tripleheads. I use it all the time when I'm trying to understand how my systems interact with data from dbpedia -- for that purpose, it's useful to see a reasonably

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
Daniel O'Connor wrote: I for one vote for John and Juan's Data Jamboree Less name choosing / bike shedding people! You need a name for an event based on the audience that you have in mind. For Linked Data, we want to create gravitational pull from outside the current community. Talking to

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Juan Sequeda
I agree with this definition of hacker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28hobbyist%29 On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 6:19 AM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.comwrote: blumau...@punkt.at wrote: kingsley, from a marketing perspective the first question one has to ask: who is the audience?

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Corey Leong
Juan -- It's rather simple. To convey what linked data is to the outside bubblers, we simply need to have Oprah understand it. Before Oprah tweeted on her show, Twitter was used by the early adopters, sorry I don't have the number offhand. After Oprah got it, Twitter went/is everywhere. If

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Juan Sequeda
Corey, Amen to that! Let me rephrase: I urge everybody to try to explain what Linked Data and the Semantic Web is to 1) web developer 2) CEO 3) VC investors 4) my parents 5) Oprah! Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student Dept. of Computer Sciences The University of Texas at Austin www.juansequeda.com

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Bernhard Schandl
Juan, Let me rephrase: I urge everybody to try to explain what Linked Data and the Semantic Web is to 1) web developer 2) CEO 3) VC investors 4) my parents 5) Oprah! Except of 1), don't try to explain what Linked Data is: show them cool applications instead and how they can benefit from

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Steve Harris
On 17 Sep 2009, at 14:04, Juan Sequeda wrote: I agree with this definition of hacker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28hobbyist%29 On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 6:19 AM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.com wrote: blumau...@punkt.at wrote: kingsley, from a marketing perspective the first

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Sandro Hawke
Let me rephrase: I urge everybody to try to explain what Linked Data and the Semantic Web is to 1) web developer 2) CEO 3) VC investors 4) my parents 5) Oprah! Except of 1), don't try to explain what Linked Data is: show them cool applications instead and how they can benefit

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Juan Sequeda
Sandro On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Sandro Hawke san...@w3.org wrote: Let me rephrase: I urge everybody to try to explain what Linked Data and the Semantic Web is to 1) web developer 2) CEO 3) VC investors 4) my parents 5) Oprah! Except of 1), don't try to explain what

Defining What Linked Data Meme is to various audiences (Parents, CEOs, VCs, etc.)

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
All, Here is a simple statement that describes the Web inflection ushered in by the Linked Data meme: Describe yourself, your wants, and your offerings clearly, and then leave the Web to do the REST. The emergence of HTML+RDFa combined with vocabularies such as GoodRelations makes the above

Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
Corey Leong wrote: Juan -- It's rather simple. To convey what linked data is to the outside bubblers, we simply need to have Oprah understand it. Before Oprah tweeted on her show, Twitter was used by the early adopters, sorry I don't have the number offhand. After Oprah got it, Twitter

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Paul A Houle
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 7:23 AM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.comwrote: This is basically an aspect of the whole Linked Data meme that is lost on too many. I've got to thank the book by Allemang and Hendler http://www.amazon.com/Semantic-Web-Working-Ontologist-Effective/dp/0123735564

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
Paul A Houle wrote: On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 7:23 AM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.com mailto:kide...@openlinksw.com wrote: This is basically an aspect of the whole Linked Data meme that is lost on too many. I've got to thank the book by Allemang and Hendler

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Paul A Houle
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.comwrote: Schema Last vs. Schema First :-) An RDF virtue that once broadly understood, across the more traditional DBMS realms, will work wonders for RDF based Linked Data appreciation. That's the conclusion that I'm coming

Re: Making human-friendly linked data pages more human-friendly

2009-09-17 Thread Kingsley Idehen
Paul A Houle wrote: On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Kingsley Idehen kide...@openlinksw.com mailto:kide...@openlinksw.com wrote: Schema Last vs. Schema First :-) An RDF virtue that once broadly understood, across the more traditional DBMS realms, will work wonders for RDF based

Updated GeoSpecies Data Set

2009-09-17 Thread Peter DeVries
I have fixed a number of issues and improved LOD linkages for the GeoSpecies data set. You can read about it here: http://about.geospecies.org/ http://about.geospecies.org/You can browse it here: http://lod.geospecies.org/ http://lod.geospecies.org/The RDF dump can be obtained here: Here is