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Re: microformats and semantic web?

From: Dorai Thodla <dorait@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 07:34:08 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20060105153408.80111.qmail@web81406.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: iris garden <iris2000sa@yahoo.com>
Cc: semanticweb@yahoogroups.com, semantic-web@w3.org

Please take a look at MicroModels - recall reading about this in
Danny's blog:

http://esw.w3.org/topic/MicroModels

-- Dorai

--- Marja Koivunen <marja@annotea.org> wrote:

> 
> iris garden wrote:
> 
> > Hi
> >
> > There is a new specification called microformats
> (microformats.org),
> > that use special tags to annotate part of an XHTML file, my
> question
> > is to what extent does this new initiative going to overlap with
> > semantic web grow?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Iris
> >
> >
>
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> > Yahoo! Photos
> > Ring in the New Year with Photo Calendars
> >
>
<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/photos/*http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph//page?.file=calendar_splash.html&.dir=>.
> > Add photos, events, holidays, whatever.
> 
> Annotea
> (http://kmi.open.ac.uk/events/usersweb/papers/01_koivunen_final.pdf)
> is
> based on Semantic Web and it has done annotations on parts of any XML
> resources by using XPointers to point to the exact context in the
> document for a long time (see slides 19-21 in
> http://www.w3.org/Talks/2001/1021-KCAP/slide19-0.html) . Additional
> checksums, using ids and CVS information etc. has also been discussed
> to
> make these pointers more robust when the documents change.
> 
> Based on discussions with users we started Annotea bookmarks and
> topics
> (a form of tagging, social bookmarks, and folksonomies based on
> Semantic
> Web) by just using the resource URI. However, from the beginning we
> also
> discussed and nothing really prevents from adding similar context
> property to bookmarks except at the time we felt the world was not
> yet
> ready for that. The context  would tell the location in the XML
> document
> but for a long time we also have had plans to extend the context for
> time codes for video and areas for bitmap images etc. Some of these
> extensions have been experimented by others as our resources have
> always
> been scarce.
> 
> So I do think that tagging and microformats can very well live in
> Semantic Web if done right. Annotea has all the basic means already.
> 
> Marja
> 
> 
> 


Dorai Thodla (http://blogs.imorph.com/techlog)

www.imorph.com, www.infominder.com
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