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Re: fw: Google starts supporting RDFa -- 'rich snippets'

From: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 22:08:44 +1000
Message-ID: <a1be7e0e0905130508g7848212cye4da5f80d9515970@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Chris,

It still seems a bit off for Google who normally implement clean interfaces.

It is hard to accept their goals so far since they made up a new
vocabulary for RDFa instead of matching the FOAF support that
SearchMonkey gives, and the URI's they provide for don't contain valid
top level domain names when the RDFa properties are joined with the
prefixes so it looks a little weird when you actually serialise it to
RDF. Invalid top level domain names won't be resolvable, so there
won't be support for the vocabulary as it is currently in a Linked
Open Data scenario.

Cheers,

Peter

2009/5/13 Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>:
> Hi Peter,
>
> don't know. In a O'Reilly about Google's RDFa support, Guha says that they draw and plan to draw from existing vocabularies.
>
> "And we're not going to do this all by ourselves. As it is, we are drawing from several sources. We're drawing from microformats. We're drawing from vCard. And there are other places that you will see. And there's other people who know more about their topics than we could possibly know. And we'll draw on all of these things. So to come back and answer your question, we hope that the scope of this will be substantially more than the scope of all the particular data types that work today by microformats."
>
> See http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/05/google-adds-microformat-parsin.html
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Chris
>
>
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: public-lod-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] Im
>> Auftrag von Peter Ansell
>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2009 13:35
>> An: Chris Bizer
>> Cc: public-lod@w3.org
>> Betreff: Re: fw: Google starts supporting RDFa -- 'rich snippets'
>>
>> Unlike Yahoo SearchMonkey, Google has chosen to mock up their own
>> ontologies instead of recognising existing vocabularies.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Peter
>>
>> 2009/5/13 Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>:
>> > Very nice.  After Yahoo SearchMonkey has been around for a while,
>> things are
>> > now also moving at Google.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > See:
>> > http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/05/introducing-rich-
>> snippets.html
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > And Ivan’s comment on it:
>> >
>> > http://ivan-herman.name/2009/05/13/rdfa-google/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Chris
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Von: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
>> > [mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] Im Auftrag von Matthias
>> > Samwald
>> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2009 08:48
>> > An: public-semweb-lifesci
>> > Betreff: Google starts supporting RDFa -- 'rich snippets'
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Quite preliminary, but still noteworthy. See
>> > http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/05/introducing-rich-
>> snippets.html
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > They are also searching for new  vocabularies and data sources that
>> they can
>> > potentially support, I guess they will soon support the popular
>> vocabularies
>> > (FOAF, SIOC etc.) that are also supported by Yahoo Search Monkey [1].
>> Maybe
>> > we (the HCLS IG) could come up with a biomedical demo scenario based
>> on RDFa
>> > and propose that to Google?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > [1]
>> http://developer.yahoo.com/searchmonkey/smguide/profile_vocab.html
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Matthias Samwald
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > DERI Galway, Ireland
>> > http://deri.ie/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution & Cognition Research, Austria
>> > http://kli.ac.at/
>> >
>> >
>
>
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