[expertfinder-dev] [Fwd: Re: [Social] blog integration]

Boley, Harold Harold.Boley at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Wed Apr 16 00:31:49 BST 2008


Hi Dan,

> This seems to connect to expertfinding concerns: basically it is about

> "throwing questions out there" and having them routed to potential 
> respondents.

Yes, we discussed the duality of expert finding and problem solving in
"Expert Querying and Redirection with Rule Responder":
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-290/pa
per01.pdf

Cheers,
Harold


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Hi,

Maybe the following extension is also an instance related this topic.
http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/bleg.html

Introduction
A "bleg" is a question or request that a user broadcasts to a group of
buddies or to the world, often by means of a weblog post (the word is a
combination of "beg" and "blog"). People who have an answer to the
question can then contact the user with helpful information. Naturally,
it is possible to use instant messaging technologies to broadcast a bleg
and receive replies. This document defines such a method, for use over
XMPP.

Qian
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deal with attachments very well)

 


Forwarding this from the 'social' list of the XMPP project (aka Jabber, 
an instant messaging standard).

This seems to connect to expertfinding concerns: basically it is about 
"throwing questions out there" and having them routed to potential 
respondents.

I hadn't heard of this XMPP extension before. Here's an example from the

short protocol doc linked above,

<iq type='set' from='romeo at montague.lit/home' id='bleg1'>
  <pubsub xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub'>
    <publish node='http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-xxxx.html#ns'>
      <item>
        <bleg xmlns='http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-xxxx.html#ns'>
          Anyone know a nice, romantic restaurant downtown?
        </bleg>
      </item>
    </publish>
  </pubsub>
</iq>
 

As an IQ message, there is room here for other bits of info to be 
attached. In fact you could potentially attach a full SPARQL query, see 
http://danbri.org/words/2008/02/11/278
although that then mutates things into a p2p search system.

cheers,

Dan

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