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Re: Yahoo RDFa enahced results example

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:27:31 -0400
Message-ID: <4AC24383.3090501@openlinksw.com>
To: Evan Goer <goer@yahoo-inc.com>
CC: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org, Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>, Eugenio Tacchini <eugenio@favoriti.it>, public-lod@w3.org
Evan Goer wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2009, at 2:51 PM, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
>> Hi Juan,
>> Juan Sequeda wrote:
>>> *One final question. Yahoo crawls all vocabularies while Google only 
>>> crawls
>>> their vocabulary, right?
>> To my knowledge, both crawl only a predefined list of vocabs. 
>> Fortunately, Yahoo crawls standard vocabs, Google invented their own
> That's correct, we understand a predefined list of vocabs. We try to 
> be "omnivorous" -- we're willing to consider any format that is A) 
> popular on the web or B) has reached some threshold of "doneness". We 
> even support ad-hoc formats like Facebook Share for video.
>>> Austin is the live music capital of the world, so
>>> imagine the amount of music and event data on websites. If I use the 
>>> music
>>> ontology to mark up the data, will Yahoo crawl this and potentially 
>>> use it
>>> in their search results?
>> You have to ask Yahoo :-)
> It would be great to have a music ontology, as we have Yahoo! Music 
> and Yahoo! Upcoming (an event website -- many of which are concerts). 
> Make a real, solid music ontology, and we will strongly consider 
> supporting it.

There has been a solid Music Ontology available for a few years [1]  :-)
>>> What is the best vocabulary for events (venue,
>>> time, description, price)?
>> For events, I don't know. There is an austrian initiative, but it is 
>> still pretty much alpha.

I believe the Event Ontology covers most of this (bar GoodRelations 
meshing, which a recipe can be drawn up for etc.) [2].

>> As for the price: GoodRelations. Because, again an important 
>> distinction: It is not the event that has a price - it is a ticket 
>> (permission) to attend the event that has a price ;-)
> We support a basic event template.[2] Event + pricing would almost 
> certainly be what Martin suggests -- some combo of our existing Event 
> template + GoodRelations for the ticket product inside. But we have 
> some homework to do on that one. :)
As per earlier comment, a recipe will be knocked up for that as per 
usual re. growing GoodRelations recipes collection [3] .


1. http://musicontology.com/
2. http://motools.sourceforge.net/event/event.html


> Evan
> [1] 
> http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/supporting-facebook-share-and-rdfa-for.html 
> [2] http://developer.search.yahoo.com/help/objects/event



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