[uf-discuss] Re: meeting minutes: microformats needed?

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed May 3 13:37:23 PDT 2006

Might be worth considering any format that captures  historical
data... Ie who did/said what.I remember someone talking about movie
scripts having a specific format with semantics... That was being
referenced in the chat transcript discussion.

I mean, the framework of what we're talking about is people having
conversations with one or more speakers. in this application of that
framework, there are decisions, key points, decision points, requests
for follow up or addit'l info, and assignments and/or tasks (possibly

Point is, there is a larger need here that could be informed by
formats outside the 'meeting minutes' space -- that have already been
documented on the wiki.

In any case, very excited to see this work unfold.


On 5/3/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 5/3/06 12:19 PM, "Scott Reynen" <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> > On May 3, 2006, at 1:43 PM, brush wrote:
> >
> >> one thought about "role": is it appropriate to re-engineer the
> >> category
> >> from what is apparently originally intended as a relatively static
> >> feature (ie. "sales engineer" for a person or "green construction" for
> >> an organization) to something relevant only in the immediate context
> >> (ie. "notetaker" for a specific meeting, or "abstain" for a vote)?
> >
> > It looks to me like "role" in vCard and hCard means what "role" in
> > English means.  I would say "notetaker" is a role, but "abstain" is
> > not.
> I agree with Scott.
> > Maybe "abstainer" could be a role, but it would need to be
> > defined within a very specific context, unless you're describing
> > someone who just goes around abstaining all day.  I think roles need
> > to be nouns, not verbs.
> Agreed with this clarification as well.
> Thanks Scott,
> Tantek
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