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Re: Yahoo RDFa enahced results example

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:01:04 -0500
Message-ID: <f914914c0909271201u464510e2obb766259eeb68eb4@mail.gmail.com>
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
Cc: Eugenio Tacchini <eugenio@favoriti.it>, public-lod@w3.org
Martin,

that really does clarify it, but I still have not seen any results in Yahoo
Search that have enhanced results thank to the RDFa. Can you point me to
some examples? Can we find enhanced results from Best Buy?

Having these examples will make a compelling case to others when I always
get asked "what are the benefits of putting RDFa in my page"

Thanks!

Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
Dept. of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
www.juansequeda.com
www.semanticwebaustin.org


On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Martin Hepp (UniBW) <
martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:

> Hi Eugenio:
>
> >I think I'm missing the point, Yahoo announced the first support for
> microformats more or less one year and half ago, and for RDFa one year ago
> >(<
> http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/09/searchmonkey_support_for_rdfa_enabled.html
> >
> http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/09/searchmonkey_support_for_rdfa_enabled.html), am I >wrong?
>
> Yahoo announced the support for RDFa in the SearchMonkey index last autumn.
>
> That meant, they started crawling RDFa on the basis of a set of selected
> vocabularies (foaf, sioc, goodrelations, ...)
> and make the resulting meta-data available for Yahoo-internal and other
> applications via
> the extra SearchMonkey index.
>
> Since then, application developers have been able to access that index for
> their own software or build own search engines with the Yahoo BOSS
> framework.
>
> For example, we wrote a small demo app that mimics Yahoo search and shows
> the RDFa meta-data for any page as in the Yahoo index, if any such data is
> available:
>
> http://goodrelations-search.appspot.com/
>
> (Note that the N3 output has quite some quirks as compared to what PyRDFa
> extracts; there is a bug at Yahoo's side, but they are working on that).
>
> In a nutshell: Until recently, SearchMonkey meta-data was visible only
>
> - inside BOSS-applications or
> - if you were signed in to Yahoo AND activated an extension from the Yahoo
> SearchMonkey gallery or
> - if you were signed in to Yahoo AND wrote your own extension based on
> SearchMonkey meta-data.
>
> Now, very recently Yahoo announced that SearchMonkey meta-data for a couple
> of typical page contents, namely GoodRelations-based price information,
> would be used to improve the rendering of the general Yahoo search results
> pages - i.e., for anybody, without the need to use any extra software or
> signing in.
>
> That is a major innovation because it creates an incentive for any business
> in the world to use GoodRelations and other vocabularies for augmenting
> their pages.
>
> I hope that clarifies the issue.
>
> Martin
>
>
>
> Eugenio Tacchini wrote:
>
>> At 16.15 25/09/2009 +0200, you wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Juan:
>>>
>>> Juan Sequeda wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> So I guess there isn't an answer to Eugenio's question then.
>>>>
>>>
>>> The answer is: I don't know a URI that, as of today, already appears in
>>> Yahoo with more details based on RDFa mark-up, but that will change very
>>> soon.
>>> If Peter has one, I would be happy to kearn of it, of course.
>>>
>>> Note that
>>>
>>> -  is was only something like five weeks ago that Yahoo officially
>>> activated the enhanced display functionality and
>>> - that the current re-crawling/update cycles at all major search engines
>>> are in the order of magnitude of 2 - 8 weeks, depending on your page
>>> popularity.
>>>
>>
>> I think I'm missing the point, Yahoo announced the first support for
>> microformats more or less one year and half ago, and for RDFa one year ago
>> (<
>> http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/09/searchmonkey_support_for_rdfa_enabled.html
>> >
>> http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/09/searchmonkey_support_for_rdfa_enabled.html), am I wrong?
>>
>>
>>
>> E.
>>
>>
>>
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>
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> =================================================================
>
> Webcast:
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>
> Recipe for Yahoo SearchMonkey:
> http://tr.im/rAbN
>
> Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009: "Semantic Web-based
> E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"
> http://tinyurl.com/semtech-hepp
>
> Talk at
> Overview article on Semantic Universe:
> http://tinyurl.com/goodrelations-universe
>
> Project page:
> http://purl.org/goodrelations/
>
> Resources for developers:
> http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations
>
> Tutorial materials:
> CEC'09 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce: A Hands-on
> Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey
> http://tr.im/grcec09
>
>
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