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Yahoo! recently announced their role in creating and supporting Common Tag, a new semantic tagging format.
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from Seoworkers 1985 Days ago #
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I updated my web sites doctype from XHTML Strict to XHTML+RDFa and I am still working on implementing triples, etc, because I heard that Yahoo was moving to that direction. I recently also read that Google supports some of that too.Great news!

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from andymurd 1985 Days ago #
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This looks like a good way to inject a measure of trust into the tagging process. The example in the article uses dbpedia’s U2 entry to define the subject of the triple, showing that the author trusts dbpedia. We’ll see the likes of freebase, dbpedia, bbc.co.uk and (no doubt) wikipedia gain elevated trust in the linked-data web. Hierarchies of trust will emerge just as they have done for links.Websites that represent real-world entities should be providing RDFa descriptions of products, people, places, organisations now to gain links and get high up in that pyramid of trust. Best Buy are experimenting with this by listing all of their stores and opening times in RDFa. Hopefully more companies will follow suit.

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from Misscj 1985 Days ago #
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I agree with everything Andy said, in addition:<div><font face="Arial" size="3" class="Apple-style-span" color="#555555"><font face="Verdana" size="2" class="Apple-style-span" color="#000000"></font></font></div><div>"Why is Yahoo! so hell-bent on covering the web with structure?" - Y! isn’t using it in the search engine...etc...</div><div></div><div>The semantic web and RDFA, OWL and so forth were not made specifically for search engines. They work outside the realm of search engines and provide a whole new way for machines to access data. They don’t replace your usual web search service. There is so much more we can do with data rather than simply retrieve it in response to a request. </div><div></div><div>Yahoo have been working with sem web for quite some time now, and their work is brilliant they have really helped in pushing things along. Their researchers like Baeza-Yates for example are most focused on this stuff and rightly so. There is a future to search and it doesn’t mean "search engine" necessarily.</div><div></div><div>Vanessa wrote a really cool post here, and she is right on the money when she says that web developers will use this structure. She is also right to point out that there are plenty of tools to help with that as well.</div><div></div><div>Semantic web research is nothing new, it’s been around for some time now, it’s hardly a surprise that changes are being made.</div><div></div><div>“In the Semantic Web, it is not the Semantic which is new, it is the Web which is new” (Chris Welty, IBM)</div><div><font face="tahoma" size="3" class="Apple-style-span"></font></div><div><font face="tahoma" size="3" class="Apple-style-span">I posted a list of WP-plugins to get you started a little while back which might be helpful and also fun :)</font></div><div><font face="tahoma" size="3" class="Apple-style-span"></font></div><div><font face="tahoma" size="3" class="Apple-style-span">http://www.scienceforseo.com/semantic-web/wp-plugins-to-get-semantic/</font></div>

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from andymurd 1984 Days ago #
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Thanks, Misscj, that’s a good post on WP & the semantic web.I’m impressed by where Yahoo are going with their focus on opening up search and incorporating semantic technologies in their tools. It’s early days and they really, really need to get BOSS, Search Monkey, YQL, Pipes et al integrated but they are already making a big difference for mashup builders.The openness angle gives them a weapon that Google doesn’t want to fight against right now. Compare the ToS for BOSS vs G’s Search APIs - Yahoo want automated search tools, rank checkers, hacks and more, Google want eyeballs on adverts. When linked data tools become useful to the man in the street, Yahoo will be well placed to buy up market leaders.

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from AlanBleiweiss 1984 Days ago #
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Let’s throw everything we can against the wall and see if anything sticks.  A long time ago, there was an entity called the W3C that we all relied upon for a process of establishing consistent standards that everyone could play with for the common good.  Microsoft really blew that apart with their monopolistic tactics.  Now it’s just a free-for-all of insanity couched in openness.  Horsehockey.

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from Misscj 1984 Days ago #
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Welcome to the world of research lol :)

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from onreact 1984 Days ago #
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How utterly awful! W3C please help! Stop these mad men. We need technology history books. Read about the browser wars and proprietary features.

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from oysource 1977 Days ago #
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Thanks for the update and good post!

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