[open-development] group brainstorm / web conference on web content tagging / taxonomy stuff?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 11 20:16:43 UTC 2009

I'd definitely be interested in participating in this!

Sören Auer, of DBpedia, is on our Advisory Board (and in carbon copy).
Sören: do you know of any semantic web initiatives related to
international development?

In general we're very keen to continue to add resources related to
international development to CKAN:


This currently supports user-generated tags, but we're also thinking
of adding domain specific metadata, where this might be useful (e.g.
bounding boxes for geodata..).

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Joe Pringle<jpringle at forumone.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone -
> I wanted to propose a call or web conference about an aspect of this that
> I've been trying to wrap my head around.  I've been trying to think of
> ways that organizations that publish development knowledge to the web can
> better tag that content and make it available in machine accessible ways.
> In other words, in ways that other web sites and apps can easily
> aggregate, mash up, organize, etc via extended RSS feeds, API's, etc.  I'm
> mostly focused on reports, blog post, tools, resources, conversations,
> events, etc. I was wondering whether there would be critical mass for a
> phone discussion or web conf about this including looking at certain
> things that are currently happening that seem relevant:
> DBpedia
> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Datasets?v=vab#h18-7
> and
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenDat
> a
> and
> http://www.commontag.org/QuickStartGuide
> For my limited perspective, I'm just trying to understand the best way we
> could move toward some sort of shared vocabulary / ontology around
> development topics from which we could derive standards and easily
> implementable approaches for XML / RSS feeds, API's, etc.  Hopefully this
> makes sense, and if any of you have figured this out or there is already a
> clear path forward on this I'd love to be educated.
> Just throwing it out there.  If there's enough interest I'm happy to
> organize.  Thanks!
> Joe Pringle
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