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Re: Yahoo RDFa enahced results example

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:15:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4ABCD09A.30803@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
CC: Eugenio Tacchini <eugenio@favoriti.it>, Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, public-lod@w3.org
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 
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 

Since most early adopters are not among the pages with the highest 
page-rank, it is quite natural that it will take a few weeks or months 
to see the real impact of this innovation.

I personally think that


will be among the first pages to showcase the effect, because it was one 
of the first pages with proper mark-up that went online (and still it 
took me a few hits to get the mark-up fully Yahoo-compliant).

As a side comment: I am reading a bit of impatience from in between the 
lines of your message.

After more than 100 Mio euro of European and US research funding, eight 
years of research, and a large share of all academic papers in the field 
with rather limited impact, it would be pretty unfair by anyone from the 
core Semantic Web research cohort to be impatient over delays in the 
order of magnitude of weeks with Yahoo SearchMonkey or GoodRelations to 


Juan Sequeda wrote:
> So I guess there isn't an answer to Eugenio's question then.
> Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
> Dept. of Computer Sciences
> The University of Texas at Austin
> www.juansequeda.com
> www.semanticwebaustin.org
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Eugenio Tacchini <eugenio@favoriti.it>wrote:
>> At 10.24 21/09/2009 +0200, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
>>> Hi Juan, Eugenio:
>>>> Where can we see search results in Yahoo that come from the RDF of
>>> Bestbuy
>>>> and Goodrelations?
>>> First, note that currently, only the standard Yahoo search results are by
>>> default enhanced by structured meta-data, i.e., you do not appear in the
>>> "local business" directory by Yahoo automatically. I spoke with Yahoo about
>>> that recently and they said that inclusion in those special Yahoo pages
>>> would be a future option, assumed that the amount of data out there is of
>>> sufficient quantity and quality.
>>> You can check the appearance of a particular page using
>>>    * wwwurl:<your uri>
>>> as the search parameter at <http://www.yahoo.com>http://www.yahoo.com.
>> [...]
>> Hi Martin and thanks for your reply.
>> My question was probably more basic: I just wanted to know some good
>> examples to show during a seminar I have to give in a faculty of economics.
>> So is there a *real* business Web site (not a demo) which provides RDFa
>> data crawled by Yahoo? I just would like to see the RDFa in the source of
>> the site and the enanched result in Yahoo; it would be ok even without a
>> good relation-enanchement.
>> Cheers,
>> Eugenio

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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