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June 20, 2009

SemTech2009 impressions (addendum)

I wrote a blog yesterday on my SemTech impressions; I realized this morning that I forgot to add an item although I intended to.  Peter Deitz did indeed a presentation on a site called “social actions”: essentially a specialized index and search engine on various social, non-governmental actions around the World that one might want to join, contribute to, etc.  (Eg, the search on climate change will point you to a number of corresponding actions aroud the globe.) The interesting aspect, from the Semantic Web point of view, is that Peter would like to integrate the data, the access, etc, to the rest of the SW, essentially to the LOD (although he did not use this term), but he needs (and asks for) help from the community. Beyond the clear value of this particular dataset this is becoming a pattern (the NYT example in my blog yesterday is similar): people realize the value of publishing their data in a Linked Data format, but it is difficult to make the first steps. Even more tutorials, descriptions, and mainly community help is needed. That is essential for the success of Linked Data!

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  1. Ivan,

    Engaging the services of the LOD community is as follows:

    1. Send out SOS via Twitter using hashtag #linkeddata
    2. Send out SOS to LOD mailing list.

    That’s it 🙂


    Comment by Kingsley Idehen — June 20, 2009 @ 19:47

  2. Ivan, Thanks for including Social Actions in your round-up of SemTech 2009. SOS’s are on the way. We’re ready and excited to add ‘social actions’ (the ontology) and Social Actions (the organization) to the Linked Open Data Cloud. Where do I find the LOD mailing list?

    Comment by Peter Deitz — June 21, 2009 @ 15:10

  3. I found the LOD mailing list:


    See you there!

    Comment by Peter Deitz — June 21, 2009 @ 15:13

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