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   RE: [xml-dev] Invitation to metadata dictionary wiki - meaningfuel.org

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Hi Len, 

There are some very successful technologies out there that are 
essentially powered by the people. PageRank is a great example of that.


> Which makes it suitable for picking the contestants on 
> American Idol but probably not for picking tools to 
> use in surgery.
> The problem of the 'wisdom of crowds' is knowing 
> 'crowds of what?' in advance of applying the wisdom.
> It's not simply a matter of merging but also of 
> knowing what levels of abstract to concrete terms 
> a merged term belongs to.
> object -> vehicle -> car
> merge: transportation
> The problem of Darwinian systems is that some 
> competitors agree not to compete and also to 
> eliminate the third party, aka, market fixing.
> That is the chimp way.  You are building a 
> chimp ontology.
> That's fine.  Chimps need them.
> len
> From: ROR [mailto:dev@rorweb.com]
> Hi Jonathan,
> Good questions! I think the best way to look at the meaningfuel wiki 
> is as some sort of "natural selection metadata". Some terms will 
> vanish after two weeks, other more adequate terms, will live 
> Similar terms (i.e. from different ontologies) will compete, and 
> too, only the most adequate ones will survive.
> >From time to time we plan to produce a release of the dictionary, 
> which  will only contain those terms that have reached sufficient 
> stability and maturity.



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