Scott, Thanks - do you know much about DBPedia? For example, see this: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads2014?v=jd3 I believe there is a list of all colleges and universities, institutions of higher education somewhere in this - and in multiple languages... Perhaps that is what you suggest far below - " explore collaborating with Yassi and team to develop WUaS in WordPress with a database of Universitians, as a kind of beginning further" ???? sorry maybe I am confused by your question. thanks, -Jim Dr. James ("Jim") C. Spohrer Director, IBM University Programs (IBM UP) and Cognitive Systems Institute Innovation Champion (http://www.service-science.info/archives/2233)
Jim, Thanks. I don't know DBPedia, and, until now, DBPedia hasn't been linked at WUaS. I just added the link you sent - http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads2014?v=jd3 - to the "WUaS_Information_Technologies_and_Data_Plan" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Information_Technologies_and_Data_Plan - to the "Data" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Data - as well as to the "Wiki" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki . I wasn't able to locate the possible list "of all colleges and universities, institutions of higher education somewhere in this - and in multiple languages..." on initial search. In the event that WUaS could integrate this DBPedia list of universities you mention, using DBPedia for coding to extract structured information from Wikipedia with MediaWiki/Wikidata, with WUaS's list of great universities' OER (Open Educational Resources) here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings (see, too, on this main "Courses"' page, WUaS's "Course listings' aggregates" list - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Course_listings.27_aggregates (much of which is primarily in English so far), as well as all of World University and School itself (in 7,870 languages), this would be a significant development in WUaS's plans. To inquire further about exploring with you about "collaborating with Yassi and team to develop WUaS in WordPress with a database of Universitians ..." (as we did in the ISSIP web sites' move) and then explore the above integration of WUaS with DBPedia with Wikipedia in MediaWiki/Wikidata, how might we best possibly proceed? And then, further, how, as an example, might we anticipate adding artificial intelligence / machine learning / Watson / BlueMix to the CC WUaS Library Resources' wiki page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources (planned in each of all 7,780 languages +)- (and on the non CC side to the WUaS Bookstore/Computer store side - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_%28New_%26_Used%29_at_WUaS), as well as to the rest of WUaS? To try to re-clarify my question ... as an ISSIP grand challenge, could Yassi, you and I and team possibly begin this development process of WUaS in WordPress creating a database of Universitians, and anticipate moving WUaS from its current Wikia wiki via DBPedia to MediaWiki/Wikidata, and anticipate building in in WUaS machine learning in all kinds of ways, and in all 7,870 languages, and then begin to develop these? This is a grand challenge indeed, Jim, and I look forward to communicating further with you about this. Thank you, Scott
-- - Scott MacLeod - Founder & President - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - World University and School - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010.
Hi Scott, Thanks for your note. I am swamped, so have little time to directly help - other than trying to find volunteers who are interested in helping. Let me try to find someone expert in DBPedia.... I want to learn more about files that contact useful lists. Like lists of universities, people, places, etc. thanks, -Jim