Standards and best practices for the Multilingual Web
Across a number of talks, over the last few years, the concept of Best Practices for Multilingual Linked Open Data (BP-MLOD) has re-appeared time and time again. As part of the W3C Multilingual Web Workshop, Rome, 2013, a breakout session will be held with the specific task of gathering a common set of requirements for implementing best practices in MLOD. The target for this session is to crowd-source ideas from the community regarding BP-MLOD. A number of short, lightning presentations will be given, followed by an open discussion with a shared common output. A high level overview of this output will be presented back to the MLW community during the conference. The aim, post-conference, being to produce and publish (via the W3C Multilingual Web portal www.multilingualweb.eu) a reference white paper based on the output of the breakout session.
The structure of the session will be a number of 5 minute talks each presenting high-level ideas, concepts and discussion points. The idea is that speakers present their own views, targeted at developing a discussion around BP-MLOD. Slides will be automatically timed and the discussion will be purposefully high level. Eight speakers will present their views, these being:
Following on from the presentations a high level overview of the topics and discussion will be formed in a shared document. Contributions from attendees, not just speakers, are a very important part of this process. Speakers provide the starting point for a continued audience-led discussion. This discussion will form the basis for a presentation back to the MLW community and subsequent publication as a white paper on the Multilingual Web homepage. Contributors will be invited to have on-going input into the publication process.