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

From: Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:34:21 -0400
Message-id: <4A0ACC5D.8060304@fgiasson.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, 'Peter Ansell' <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Hi Kingsley,
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>   
> All,
>
> Even if Google makes up their own vocabulary, so what? Is this whole 
> game about meshing structured data? This is simply a case of meshing 
> their vocabulary with other vocabularies.
>
> btw - the UMBEL framework has existed with this sort of thing in mind 
> for eons. Middleware style integration isn't an ABox realm constrained 
> activity, you can integrate in the TBox realm, and in actuality this 
> is where the real magic will happen :-)

Thanks for remembering this stuff. I would suggest some more reading 
about these capabilities and this mindset here: about umbel 
[1][2][3][4], about the ABox / TBox split in the semweb [2]

This should gives most of the background information needed to 
understand this usage of UMBEL describe by Kingsley above. Also include 
all the blog posts by Kingsley that talks about the usage of UMBEL to 
create their inference indexes that they (OL) apply to most of their 
online demo.



[1] 
http://fgiasson.com/blog/index.php/2008/09/04/exploding-dbpedias-domain-using-umbel/
[2] 
http://fgiasson.com/blog/index.php/2008/08/29/umbel-as-a-coherent-framework-to-support-ontology-development/
[3] 
http://fgiasson.com/blog/index.php/2008/07/16/starting-to-play-with-the-umbel-ontology/
[4] http://www.mkbergman.com/?p=454
[5] http://www.mkbergman.com/?p=470



Thanks,


Fred
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 13:35:00 UTC

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