"citation signals" will always work until a rock band takes that name
and gets a page in Wikipedia. Try "game theory".
Making "semantic" identifiers seems to be a hard problem. If you put
slashes in an identifier, you irritate the folks who want pure and
simple REST URLs. If you put underscores, MediaWiki interprets them as
spaces. Some other characters simply violate the rules of messages
sent over HTTP just as putting apostrophes in strings gives SQL fits.
I do hope someone comes up with a nice, clean solution.
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider(a)deri.org> wrote:
On 21 Jul 2010, at 21:43, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
A compromise could be that the ID is the first
author's name plus an
auto-incrememented ID per author. So for example, the first paper of
mine the system learns is priedhorsky1, the second priedhorsky2, etc. So
you get a system-generated ID for uniqueness but also something
comprehensible for people.
Interesting. I'd really like ID's to be not only comprehensible but also to have
a fair chance of being directly inputtable by humans.
For instance, on Wikipedia, if I know that I am looking for the article on "citation
signals" I can type the URL directly, without searching.
In my ideal citation-wiki-in-the-sky, you could get to the citation directly in this way
-- and sensible disambiguation pages would be automatically generated.
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