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Re: Common Tag - semantic tagging convention

From: Stephane Corlosquet <stephane.corlosquet@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:28:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4A31690A.6070405@deri.org>
To: Andraz Tori <andraz@zemanta.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Andraz and all,

This great! We were waiting for some consensus on a common tagging 
format to integrate in Drupal 7 RDFa, now we have it. Perfect timing.


Andraz Tori wrote:
> 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.
> http://commontag.org
> 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
> Zemanta. 
> 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
> will]
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