Von: Nadja Kutz <nadja@daytar.de>
Datum: 14. Juni 2012 11:21:28 MESZ
An: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <wikidata-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
Betreff: Re:Re: [[meta:wikitopics]] updated

Hello Evan Sherwin

We just had a discussion in this thread (see http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.wikidata/618)
about companies who might be interested in a standartized way to represent meta-information. 

In fact since some while I am trying to make people think about the importance of a mathematical sound structuring and presentation of RDF standards for science and engineering applications, especially with respect to environmental issues, please see the article:

It might be interesting for you to hear that sofar the math and physics community did not react much on that - 
eventually this may be because it is a rather tedious, unrewarding work 
to implement such standards ? But there is in general and globally not so much support especially of mathematics, so
it just may that it is right now a bit too much of a burden to the math community, next to the normal math tasks.
And as you can see by our discussion in the thread the ISO seems to be equally hesitating.

The above article is currently only located at the  Azimuth project www.azimuthproject.org, which is a circle of mostly scientists
who try to openly gather and structure environmental data.

In the article there is also a description of  a student project where visualization tools for RDF data where created. 
I had hoped that the students would put their software on sourceforge or so (and that I could announce this in the
article about the semantic web applications), but they seem to be very busy these times,  
eventually  they might even be now in internships at rather wellknown giant californian software industries :)

 The promotion of the article as a publication on the Azimuth project was sofar not so big. This may be because Azimuths 
public outreach program may not yet be overly advanced :). So my plan is currently to put the article on  arxiv.org with the hope that some more mathematicians/scientists may get interested in these kind of tasks.