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SKOS meets Semantic blogging (again)?

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 08:56:17 -0400
To: public-esw@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040812125617.GH620@homer.w3.org>

Just a quick pointer to a hack I started at the weekend, 
to export SKOS (in N3, for now) from the PHP weblogging system, 

src: http://danbri.org/words/skos.phps
categories from my blog: http://danbri.org/words/skos.php

Source code has a few more pointers. It's very basic, but should fit
well with the FOAF and other RDF addons for Wordpress. 

More notes/background in:
http://rdfig.xmlhack.com/2004/08/09/2004-08-09.html including feeds from

 - http://crschmidt.net/wordpress/skos.php
 - http://www.brain-stream.org/wordpress/skos.php

Folks were also, as a spinoff from this discussion, playing with export
of categories from del.icio.us (shared bookmarking 'tags'). I've also
pinged the Annotea team to see where they're up to w/ SKOS adoption.
See rdfig.xmlhack.com link above for more re deli.icio.us feeds.

This demo was really "one to throw away". RDF/N3 isn't the right format
to do exports in (except as a negotiable option amongst concenting
parties in the privacy of their own HTTP/1.1 transaction). Morten F has
begun re-working this code as an RDF/XML 'categories in RDF' feature of
his Wordpress FOAF plugin.

I'm quite psyched about this, 'cos there are lots of sites using
Wordpress, and the FOAF/XFN stuff in there already gives us a basic 
framework for inter-site navigation, discovery and harvesting. This
means we can send a crawler around and scoop up different people's
category sets. Which should be an interesting dataset, particularly as
Wordpress allows for category-specific RSS feeds.

Still needs a more polished use case, but I'm interested to see what we
find from a few dozen folks sites. Dave B mentioned that Wordpress
categories are closer to 'keyword lists' than Thesauri, which is fair
comment, but they do allow hierarchy and do reflect the scruffy way
people tend to manage their bookmarks, filetrees, documents etc. 

thoughts welcomed,

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