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Re: Common Tag - semantic tagging convention

From: Jamie Taylor <jamie@metaweb.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:16:05 -0700
Cc: Andraz Tori <andraz@zemanta.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <8C1B667C-054E-4561-92C4-0598A5C3127D@metaweb.com>
To: Stephane Corlosquet <stephane.corlosquet@deri.org>
Stephane -

I've been excited by the progress on RDFa in Drupal 7 (sorry to have  
only been following it from afar at this point.)

Last weekend at the Bay Area Dupal Camp (http://badcamp.net/session/what-semantic-web-technologies-can-do-you 
) I presented an overview of semantic technologies for Drupal  
publishers, covering the basics of semantic representation, the Drupal  
semantic modules and briefly introduced the ideas behind Common Tag.   
(You can see the slides at http://www.slideshare.net/jamietaylor/what-semantic-technologies-can-do-for-drupal-publishers.)

I also showed a few screen shots of a prototype Drupal 6 module for  
creating Common Tags using the Freebase Suggest module (http://drupal.org/project/jquery_freebase 
). My hope is that the Common Tag module would allow other Drupal  
developers to build display blocks and modules around the Common Tag  

I was planning to make my first code drop following SemTech and hoping  
that others (perhaps more experienced Drupal developers/users) would  
help me improve the module.

I'd be excited to work with the Drupal 7 RDFa group to further the  


Jamie Taylor, Ph.D.
Minister of Information
Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
Author "Programming the Semantic Web"

On Jun 11, 2009, at 1:28 PM, Stephane Corlosquet wrote:

> 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.
> regards,
> Stéphane.
> 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]
Received on Thursday, 11 June 2009 21:18:12 UTC

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