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<trackbot> Date: 17 September 2010
<scribe> scribenick: mhausenblas
<mib_p4h5vn> good morning
plan to dial in mib_p4h5vn?
anyone else plans to join us on the call? edsu? sandro? MacTed?
PROPOSAL: Accept the minutes of last meeting, see http://www.w3.org/2010/09/10-egov-minutes.html
RESOLUTION: minutes accepted
Michael: quite some feedback on the Wiki
bhyland: had a look, have a
... are dataset from UK welcome?
Michael: yes, global
... let's leave the call open for another week
bhyland: think that some US gov agency are in a leapfrog with UK data?
Brand: JimH made that a friendly thing - so maybe involve him?
<scribe> ACTION: Michael to find missing minutes from Jul/Aug [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2010/09/17-egov-minutes.html#action01]
<trackbot> Sorry, amibiguous username (more than one match) - Michael
<trackbot> Try using a different identifier, such as family name or username (eg. maisenbe, mhausenb)
<scribe> ACTION: Hausenblas to find missing minutes from Jul/Aug [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2010/09/17-egov-minutes.html#action02]
<trackbot> Created ACTION-113 - Find missing minutes from Jul/Aug [on Michael Hausenblas - due 2010-09-24].
(discussion around http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Projects/GLD_Demo/ChallengeDraft)
k: what are the sponsor groups?
<Brand> Sunlight Labs is interested in this and has been a sponsor in the past: see http://sunlightlabs.com/blog/2010/catalog-of-government-publications-bulk-data/#c8554
<scribe> ACTION: Hausenblas to update draft with links to projects [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2010/09/17-egov-minutes.html#action03]
<trackbot> Created ACTION-114 - Update draft with links to projects [on Michael Hausenblas - due 2010-09-24].
Michael: Brand, whom to contact?
Brand: David James, see link
<bhyland> thanks for write up & link to 24-25 Aug 2010 Mashathon write up.
Michael: permanent or one-shot?
bhyland: let's see how it works, but a good place to find resources would be great to have
k: for a permanent
Michael: very much for such a portal for challenges
bhyland: such a portal would also be good for vocabs
(starting the name discussion)
(Au == Gold ;)
<MacTed> mhausenblas - regrets from me today; phone issues. my action continues. I believe your search for missing minutes will mostly discover cancelled meetings.
Gov Open Linked Data apps
Michael: based on 5 star plan
bhyland: we could extend it
Michael: once sandro is around we
can also tackle org issues
... would be good to have W3C as co-organiser
bhyland: also a profile page/link from eGov IG
Michael: still looking for input
re use cases/scenarios for the app
... what would we like to see?
<Brand> I suggest a use case that demonstrates searching across multiple data catalogs
Michael: very informal, mail,
... very good point
Brand: ORA director pointed out a tool, BeautifulSoup to consume the data
<bhyland> Beautiful Soup doco, see http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/documentation.html
Brand: there is a real need for such tools, make catalogs easier to consume
<bhyland> The data.gov effort using Beautiful Soup can be read at http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/1974-use-beautifulsoup-to-parse-data-gov/
Brand: multiple levels to
... catalog level, then drill down
<scribe> ACTION: Hausenblas to talk with Richard to create dcat on the fly out from BeautifulSoup interaction [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2010/09/17-egov-minutes.html#action04]
<trackbot> Created ACTION-115 - Talk with Richard to create dcat on the fly out from BeautifulSoup interaction [on Michael Hausenblas - due 2010-09-24].
<bhyland> From Beautiful Soup ORA site, "BeautifulSoup basically takes ugly, ambiguous HTML and creates a nice, clean data structure that you can navigate in code. "
gdick: unleash BeautifulSoup on StratML from Owen?
bhyland: there are more and more tools available; good to see the community provides more usable tool
Brand: also helps re catalog interop
<bhyland> Brand suggested that this helps make gov't catalogues both easier to read, complements vocabulary standardization efforts underway. Great suggestion Brand.
<bhyland> Thank you Michael for facilitating, very informative & helpful.