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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 14:52:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4A0DB9D3.1040909@openlinksw.com>
To: Frederick Giasson <fred@fgiasson.com>
CC: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, 'Peter Ansell' <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Frederick Giasson wrote:
> 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
>
>
All,

We now have a live example of OWL and Linked Data playing well thanks to 
Google.

See: http://tr.im/lsIK


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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