Re: [semweb-31] VoCamps

From: Paul
Sent on: Friday, November 8, 2013 1:16 PM
Yes, I appreciate that space is the issue, and that weekend space is particularly difficult in DC given that it is mostly government. Still, the only way to find out is to ask, which is why I wrote.

I have no particular interest in a movie vocabulary. I was suggesting it as a non-professional alternative. For instance, the last (weekend) VoCamp I attended was in NYC, and one of the vocabularies developed was for comic book characters. I don't believe anyone present had a need for that particular vocabulary, but it was a useful exercise all the same. I know I was able to use tips that I picked up that day when modeling other domains.

Despite the benefits, it may be hard to justify to an organization the generation of a trivial vocabulary (trivial domain, not necessarily trivial complexity) on a work day. But weekend VoCamps are typically attended by individuals who are interested in enriching their skills, rather than solving a particular problem domain. This is my own motivation, as my work is typically on query processing and RDF storage, rather than at the modeling end.

Paul Gearon



On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Gary Berg-Cross <[address removed]> wrote:
Paul

We are dependent on getting some organization to give us space and NSF was able to do this during work days....We have had a day VoCamp that was a Friday-Saturday affair as I recall.

We are not likely to delve into movie topics.  Most interests are in the sciences such as earth sciences, geography, maps and the like.

Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D.  
NSF INTEROP Project  
SOCoP Executive Secretary
Knowledge Strategies    
Potomac, MD


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Paul <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since the Washington group has had a meeting, so I'm pleased to see this VoCamp coming up. Unfortunately, given that it's on weekdays and I've already scheduled my vacation for the year, I'll be missing out again.

Is there any interest in having a VoCamp on a weekend some time? It could be focused on similar vocabularies, like geolocation, or even something something more "fun", such as movie collections. The latter may make the session more accessible to people who don't have a professional need for geolocation, but still provides the practice and cross-pollination of ideas that a VoCamp typically enables.

Regards,
Paul Gearon




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