I was going to get a more appropriate url when it is more successful. I guess I should first ask, if anyone on this list, esp. the
creators of the ontology know of similar applications which use this vocabulary/ontology?
I created it with Drupal 7. Drupal 7 comes with RDFa out of the box. There was a module that would import an ontology but I have had
problems with it. Theoretically, it should just create text completion when setting up the forms. I mean you can easily add the namespace
to the top of the application. Then you can create fields which are based on the CV terms - Classes and Properties.
I figure that with all Semantic Web Applications (or many of them) one needs to produce something that is easy to use by anyone, including
In order to try to utilize the terms and the ontology Classes and Properties, I created one content type called Resume or CV. However, I try to
encourage the use of the other content types for different parts of the resume. First to define a Drupal term ( as I based this on Drupal ), a content type
might be called a node, or an entity in technical Drupal terms. Perhaps even "content type" is itself confusing. Basically, it is a form with fields
for different parts of the data that you are collecting. So, when creating a content item of type Employment/Experience, I used corresponding
properties from the ontology specification as fields. This was similarly done for Professional Training, Formal Education, References, Skills, and Other Information. Ok,
then when they have that information, they can create content of type Resume/CV and link to the other content items.
In all areas, I used their name in the title of the content item and that was automatically generated. So, if I was creating an entry for a skill, the title would read Bruce Whealton has the skill Python Programming, for example. There is a field for entering their name, which is used to auto-create the title and not let users
create the title.
I have something of a challenge in communicating the value of doing things this way... the benefits - I am ambivalent about putting too much
focus on how this might help search engines better understand the content on a web page. It will do that, at least, I hope search engines are
using data from popular ontologies that they can reference for more information. However, I would not want to communicate that any "Semantic Web" application
is just about one small end use. In fact, the idea of using Linked Open Data on the Semantic Web, in ways never anticipated by the
publishers of the data is the goal and exciting aspect of such technologies.
Of course, I need to get people to use this, to make it useful. I probably need to explain things better - I was thinking of using Powerpoint and then creating a
Video from that.
I hope with this post to achieve a few different things. (1) is to get the word out and hope people will use this; (2) to get feedback on both the RDFa being generated
and (3) my approach, (4) my explanation and (5) ultimately get some interest in contributing to this so that I'm not working on my own and not having any idea
as to how well I am achieving my goals, the value of the site and I definitely need feedback on explaining things to the end user - even just suggestions for the latter, are
Thanks so much in advance,
Bruce M Whealton