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Re: RDFa Publishers

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:36:37 -0400
Message-ID: <490B4225.1010302@openlinksw.com>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: Steve Williams <sbw@digg.com>, "public-rdfa@w3.org" <public-rdfa@w3.org>

Ben Adida wrote:
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> This has been helpful in the sense that it's unveiled my blind spot. I
>> assumed SearchMonkey was live whereas it isn't :-(  I thought that Yahoo
>> was already exposing RDFa, DataRSS etc. to the public from data
>> providers plugged into it's data-bus (what SearchMonkey is ultimately
>> delivering).
> I think there remains confusion: SearchMonkey *is* live.
> Here's the Creative Commons application which you can add right now to
> your Yahoo account:
> http://gallery.search.yahoo.com/application?smid=kVf
> Once you have that turned on, any result in your Yahoo searches that
> contains RDFa that indicates a copyright license will show up with an
> information bar that explains this.
> Yahoo hasn't made the triples accessible via a simple GET, because the
> point of SearchMonkey is to use the triples to drive an application that
> enhances search results.
> But it is very much live, and Creative Commons and other RDFa folks are
> actively working with it.
> -Ben

Yes, there was some confusion :-) But here is the critical clarification 
(from you):
Yahoo is consuming Triples, but not exposing (on the Web) the data 
gleaned from the Triples (data sources) in any of the standard Triple 
serialization formats.

Is the statement above correct?



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