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Common Tag - semantic tagging convention

From: Andraz Tori <andraz@zemanta.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:20:52 +0200
To: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1244751652.3893.138.camel@minmax-laptop>
Hi guys,

today, a small consortium of web companies and one institute
(AdaptiveBlue, DERI (NUI Galway), Faviki, Freebase, Yahoo!, Zemanta, and
Zigtag) released a format specifying expression of semantic tags so our
tools will understand/publish them.


It is RDFa based and it does not mandate specific vocabulary of meanings
for tags. DBpedia and Freebase are currently used by Zigtag, Faviki and

Soon Glue browsing extension will support it too - so there's going to
be improved browsing experience as a bonus for semantically tagging the
content. We tried to build on previous experience of MOAT and others and
simplify even further, so the barrier to entry will be low as possible
(but still RDFa is not grokked by a lot of publishing platforms).
I am interested on your thoughts in this! 

And if anyone wants to use this somewhere please report it, so we'll put
it under Applications page at http://commontag.org

[i'll be traveling in next few days and won't be able to answer emails
promptly, but there are guys from other organizations this list that

Andraz Tori, CTO
Zemanta Ltd, New York, London, Ljubljana
mail: andraz@zemanta.com
tel: +386 41 515 767
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