IRC log of swd on 2006-11-07

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Meeting: SWD WG
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zakim, who's on the call?
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On the phone I see Tom_Baker
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rrsagent, bookmark
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zakim, ??p15 Daniel
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I don't understand '??p15 Daniel', RalphS
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zakim, ??p15 is Daniel
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+Daniel; got it
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zakim, guus is really Antoine
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+Antoine; got it
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zakim, CarlosI is really Bernard
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+Bernard; got it
16:03:31 [RalphS]
zakim, who's on the call?
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On the phone I see Tom_Baker, Ralph, Antoine, Daniel, Bernard, Bernard.a
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zakim, Bernard.a is really Diego
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+Diego; got it
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zakim, ??p26 is Alistair
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+Alistair; got it
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+ +1.607.785.aaaa
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aaaa is me
16:06:39 [RalphS]
zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Tom_Baker
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Ralph
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Daniel
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Diego
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Tom_Baker
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Daniel
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zakim, pick a victim
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Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose Ralph
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zakim, who's on the call?
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On the phone I see Tom_Baker, Ralph, Antoine, Daniel, Bernard, Diego, Alistair, +1.607.785.aaaa
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16:08:53 [RalphS]
Chair: Tom
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16:09:09 [RalphS]
Previous: 2006-10-31
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Regrets: Sean, Elisa
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16:09:25 [RalphS]
agenda+ 1. Admin
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agenda+ 2. SKOS Requirements
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agenda+ 3. Other Short-Term Deliverable
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agenda+ 3.1. RDF in XHTML
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agenda+ 3.2. Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies
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agenda+ F2F January 22-23?
16:10:41 [JonP]
zakim, aaaa is me
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+JonP; got it
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rrsagent, please make record public
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zakim, take up agendum 1
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agendum 1. "1. Admin" taken up [from RalphS]
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RESOLVED to accept the minutes of the 31 Oct telecon:
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ACTION: Ralph consider a tutorial on scribe conventions [recorded in]
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-- continues
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Tom: I've started some notes
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Tom: Ralph and I will work on filling in some of the gaps on this
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ACTION: Tom to discuss with Guus [recorded in [39]]
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Tom: conflict with RIF WG telecon was noted last week
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... Guus and I exchanged a bit of mail
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-- continues
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RESOLVED: Next telecon will be 14 November, 1600 UTC
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ACTION: Elisa to keep us posted as SKOS/iso 11179 compatibility issue evolves [recorded in [36]]
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-- continues
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[DONE] ACTION: Elisa to post announcement to SWD list [recorded in [37]]
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16:16:09 [RalphS]
-> [SWD] Announcement re: Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) Specification [Elisa 2006-11-01]
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zakim, ipcaller is Guus
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+Guus; got it
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zakim, take up agendum 6
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agendum 6. "F2F January 22-23?" taken up [from RalphS]
16:17:28 [RalphS]
Tom: I would not be able to attend a meeting on those days
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Ralph: Fabien would like to meet
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... Elisa abstain, will come if held
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... also Mark Birbeck and Steven Pemberton would be wiling to attend
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... Elias Torres would send regrets
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Alistair: I would like to meet, have to confirm that I could travel
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Guus: would Tom be able to join by telecon?
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Tom: yes
16:20:50 [aliman]
I could certainly join 22-23 Jan by telecon
16:21:14 [aliman]
will get back to ralph re possibility of travel
16:21:43 [RalphS]
zakim, who's on the call?
16:21:43 [Zakim]
On the phone I see Tom_Baker, Ralph, Antoine, Daniel, Bernard, Diego, Alistair, JonP, Guus
16:21:50 [TomB]
zakim, who is here
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TomB, you need to end that query with '?'
16:22:20 [RalphS]
Antoine: I could come to a meeting, neutral+ on meeting
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Daniel: regrets; I have a conflict
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Bernard: would be able to attend, what are the goals?
16:22:47 [RalphS]
Tom: 2 big items would be the meeting focus
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... SKOS and RDFa
16:23:10 [JonP]
I'd like to meet if I'm able to travel
16:23:11 [RalphS]
Antoine: I'm focussed on SKOS
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Tom: if we have a critical mass of people for either SKOS or RDFa then it's worthwhile holding a meeting
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Daniel: SKOS
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Bernard: SKOS
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Diego: interested in both SKOS and RDFa, more experience with SKOS, would like to attend but don't yet know if I can
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Alistair: will attend by telecon if I cannot travel
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Jon: expect to be able to attend, primary interest is SKOS
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Guus: could we have a SKOS issues list as input to a January meeting?
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Alistair: yes, that sounds reasonable
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Ralph: will attend, think it's a good idea to meet
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RESOLVED: SWD will meet face-to-face at MIT on 22-23 Jan 2007, with remote participation facilities
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Topic: Introduction
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Tom: welcome Jon Phipps
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Jon: I'm an independent consultant working for Cornell University on a metadata repository
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... we're using SKOS as a base model for our vocabulary description
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... hope to make a meta-thesaurus for vocabulary description
16:28:32 [aliman]
JonP & Diane Hillman's paper at DC2006 was very good ...
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I'm just looking for the link ...
16:28:40 [RalphS]
... hope to be able to migrate vocabularies from other systems into SKOS
16:28:52 [aliman]
lots of important feedback and criticism of SKOS
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move to next agendum
16:29:12 [Zakim]
agendum 1. "1. Admin" taken up [from RalphS]
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zakim, close agendum 1
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agendum 1, 1. Admin, closed
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I see 4 items remaining on the agenda; the next one is
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move to next agendum
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2. 2. SKOS Requirements [from RalphS]
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agendum 2. "2. SKOS Requirements" taken up [from RalphS]
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ACTION: Alistair give pointers to deployed SKOS systems. [recorded in]
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-- continues
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Alistair: I hope to be able to post some use cases over the next few weeks and talk to some organizations over Christmas time
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ACTION: Daniel to link his use case to SKOS draft [recorded in [19]]
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-- continues
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16:30:40 [RalphS]
Daniel: I discussed 3 possible communities
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... I'll send email to the list summarizing the use cases I see
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Tom: need editors for Requirements document
16:32:28 [JonP]
Alistair: Link to our DC paper in citebase:
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Guus: we have the current SKOS documents and Alistair has started an issues list
16:32:29 [JonP]
16:32:38 [RalphS]
16:32:48 [aliman] SKOS issues and proposals list
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Guus: it would be nice to settle on the issue list and be able to discuss the requirements by January f2f
16:33:42 [RalphS]
... the requirements [can] become part of the final W3C Recommendation, so perhaps it's an inducement to some to get their names on a W3C Recommendation
16:34:23 [RalphS]
... between now an the January f2f we could generate a draft Requirements document with a goal to approving this draft for publication during the January meeting
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... gather example use cases and generate requirements from these use cases
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... and generate some more general requirements too
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... this process worked well in OWL
16:35:03 [TomB] - requirements thread
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Daniel: as we already have SKOS documents, we should consider these in the requirements, right?
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Guus: the requirements have to be within the scope of our WG charter
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... Alistair came up with ideas about what the vocabulary should be used for; metadata for indexing in retrieval
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... within that scope we can define any requirement we want
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... and reconcile conflicts
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Daniel: why is what the vocabulary is to be used for important?
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Alistair: I'm putting so much emphasis on the ultimate use of the vocabulary because SKOS makes a number of simplifications
16:37:25 [RalphS]
... the simplifications are to capture what is common between types of vocabularies; thesaurii, subject heading schemes, and classification schemes are considered different types of systems but have overlap
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... in SKOS we want to decide what information needs to be represented so the downstream applications can perform the function they need to perform
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... we want to bridge the gaps between these similar vocabulary types that are often considered to be different
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... so there is a need to generate interoperability
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... this is the only way I see to be able to clearly define 'sufficiency of representation'
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... there are a number of ways one could represent each of the vocabularies in RDF
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... without a focus on the ultimate use of the data it becomes a matter of taste on the choice of RDF representation
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... we risk growing to try to cope with everyone's favorite feature [if we don't focus on use]
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... one of SKOS' selling points is its simplicity
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... we need to continue to keep SKOS simple while satisfying the requirements that need to be satisfied
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Tom: it sounds like this explanation should be part of the first or second page of the requirements document
16:41:44 [RalphS]
Ralph: the responsibility of the editor is to collect and organize the discussions we have in our telecons and to identify unresolved issues
16:42:12 [RalphS]
Guus: I'd like someone other than Alistair to be the Requirements editor, as Alistair is also one of the developers
16:42:46 [RalphS]
Antoine: I am willing to edit the Requirements document, would like a partner
16:42:59 [RalphS]
Daniel: I'm willing to help
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Guus: I would prefer to have people who are currently working on vocabularies
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... the WG has to provide them content
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Jon: I'm interested too
16:44:39 [RalphS]
Alistair: Jon just went through a use cases analysis with a metadata registry project; I'd like him to help
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Tom: ideally we'd have a document to circulate in early January in preparation for Jan 22 meeting
16:45:40 [RalphS]
Bernard: are you also interested in contributors as well as editors?
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Alistair: absolutely!
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Ralph: everyone in the WG should be contributing
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Guus: I'll supply as much as possible from my projects
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ACTION: Jon, Daniel, Antoine figure out their individual roles as SKOS Requirements editors
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ACTION: Ralph point Jon, Daniel, Antoine at the W3C tech report editors materials
16:48:31 [aliman]
q+ to mention collecting use cases by email ...
16:49:09 [TomB]
ack aliman
16:49:09 [Zakim]
aliman, you wanted to mention collecting use cases by email ...
16:49:46 [RalphS]
ACTION: Guus cite some examples of other Requirements documents
16:50:18 [RalphS]
Guus: the roles might be to divide the domains we're looking at and solicit contributions from each domain
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... might be a lead editor who has the responsibility for updating W3C CVS
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... to start, I'd look at the different content pieces and divide those up; e.g. Daniel might take the biomedical,
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... Antoine might take the libraries
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Alistair: let's also collect use cases by email
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... a picture might emerge after a couple of weeks and then we'll have a table of contents
16:52:19 [RalphS]
Guus: would the esw-thes mailing list be another source of contributions?
16:52:24 [RalphS]
Alistair: sure
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ACTION: Alistair work with the UCR editors to draft questions to invite the esw-thes mailing list to contribute to the use cases and requirements
16:53:37 [RalphS]
Guus: for example, in OWL I created a format for people to submit their use cases
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... this helped in reducing the work to edit all the contributions into a single document
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Alistair: I'm happy to make a suggestion regarding a format and how to phrase questions
16:54:25 [RalphS]
ACTION: Alistair propose a format for presenting use cases
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move to next agendum
16:54:41 [Zakim]
agendum 3. "3. Other Short-Term Deliverable" taken up [from RalphS]
16:56:43 [aliman] TimBL's blog entry on future of HTML
16:56:54 [TomB]
RalphS: HTML WG has been working on expired charter. Question on how to prioritize work on HTML version 4 versus XHTML. Current WG has been focused on XHTML.
16:59:00 [TomB]
... Issues list needs to be made more user-friendly. Requirements document by early January?
16:59:14 [TomB]
... for discussion on January 22-23.
16:59:47 [RalphS]
Topic: AOB
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17:00:02 [RalphS]
Guus: I'm here at ISWC and hope to collect feedback on several items, including RDFa
17:00:14 [RalphS]
... have met Harry Halpin, chair of GRDDL WG
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... he has colleagues who are very interested in the SKOS work
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... he's also interested in seeing us complete our recipes document and the vocabulary management work
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rrsagent, please draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate RalphS
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17:03:02 [TomB]
zakim, who is on the call?
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On the phone I see Tom_Baker, Ralph, JonP, Guus
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SW_SWD()11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Tom_Baker, Ralph, Daniel, Bernard, Antoine, Diego, Alistair, +1.607.785.aaaa, Guus_Schreiber, JonP, Guus
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rrsagent, please draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate RalphS
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