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

Robert Worthington rob at aidsportal.org
Fri Aug 14 08:44:37 UTC 2009

We would also be interested in this brainstorm.  We are approaching this
issue from the other side initially.  We are currently exploring how we can
use XSL to import structured metadata from our partners web sites.
Initially this will involve them publishing a schema and us mapping to that.

However, the longer term vision is to convene a process to develop a schema
for HIV and AIDS information in the context of international development.
Current attempts at this have focused more on the medical side.  We are
particularly interested in the social aspects of  HIV and AIDS.

There are plenty of use cases in this sector, which I am happy to help
document, once we have agreed the scope etc.



On 14/8/09 09:25, "Rufus Pollock" <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:

> I think this is really interesting and glad to see it looks like we'll
> having a meetup.

My question: what are the use cases?

I think it really
> helps in thinking about what kind of markup/schema
you want/need to have a
> clear idea of what you'd like to do with that
marked-up/schema'd data.

At the
> same time I should aldd that I think it likely that the best
things to do turn
> out to be unexpected. However, at least in the first
iteration, it would be
> good to have concrete ideas of what the greater
machine processability will
> allow us to do.


2009/8/11 Joe Pringle <jpringle at forumone.com>:
> 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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Robert Worthington
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