Mapping Data Between Domains : Are We Trying Too Hard, And Simply Overlooking The Obvious?

by M. David Peterson

Update : In response to a post made by Danny Ayers, I've added some extended information to the bottom of this post that helps clean this theory up a bit more.

[Orig. Post]
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Metadata Quality, Events Databases and Live Clipboard

In the above linked post, Dare Obasanjo quotes from a recent post from Jon Udell:

All this leads up to a question: How can I copy an event from one of these services and paste it into another? My conclusion is that adopting Live Clipboard and microformats will be necessary but not sufficient. We'll also need a way to agree that, for example, this venue is the same as that venue. At the end, I float an idea about how we might work toward such agreements.

He goes on to share his own feelings based on his solid experience of working in this space at a fairly intense level for quite some time. As such, I don't want to come across in a way that suggests that I have the absolute answer, problem solved, lets all take the day off and go snowboarding one last time before the season officially ends here before too long.

While I'm all for the snowboarding piece, I'd be willing to go even if what I am about to propose is not something that would, or even could work from a local, national, and international level.

That said, I ask the titled question:

Are We Trying Too Hard, And Simply Overlooking The Obvious?

It seems to me we might be. As such, it seems worth taking a look at the following to determine what, if anything, can be done with it:


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