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Pinned topic Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

‏2008-03-25T13:10:34Z |
Yahoo! recently announce that they plan to support several Semantic Web standards in their search engine. The promise of better search engine rankings might be enough to push some sites towards implementing Semantic Web technologies who might never have considered them before (in a similar way to which SEO is currently used to support arguments for standards compliant markup). A critical mass of structured content could then be enough to fuel even more widespread uptake.

Do you think this is a possible (or even likely) scenario? Or do you think it will make little difference?

Rob
Updated on 2009-02-12T17:16:48Z at 2009-02-12T17:16:48Z by robertc
  • robertc
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    Re: Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

    ‏2008-05-02T22:51:40Z  
    BTW, you can try out Yahoo!'s microsearch here.

    Rob
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

    ‏2008-09-08T14:22:06Z  
    • robertc
    • ‏2008-05-02T22:51:40Z
    Your link does not work ("page not found")...
  • robertc
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    Re: Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

    ‏2008-09-09T21:02:11Z  
    Your link does not work ("page not found")...
    The Microformats/RDFa support is now part of the main search engine thanks to SearchMonkey. For instance to search for hCards with my name you type searchmonkeyid:com.yahoo.uf.hcard rob crowther or (more usefully) for pages with hCal which mention London and September use searchmonkeyid:com.yahoo.uf.hcalendar london september.

    Rob

    Message was edited by: Rob Crowther
    Updated on 2008-09-09T21:02:11Z at 2008-09-09T21:02:11Z by robertc
  • robertc
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    Re: Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

    ‏2008-11-15T16:04:54Z  
    The W3C have recently published a Case Study on Yahoo! SearchMonkey: Improving Web Search Using Metadata. If you haven't yet given SearchMonkey a try, check out my tutorial Create a Yahoo! SearchMonkey application.

    Rob
    Updated on 2008-11-15T16:04:54Z at 2008-11-15T16:04:54Z by robertc
  • robertc
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    Re: Will Yahoo!'s support of SW lead to a blossoming of semantic content?

    ‏2009-02-12T17:16:48Z  
    Yahoo have announced extensions to their BOSS service so that all the 'structured data' which is available through SearchMonkey is now also available through the BOSS API. This means that Microformat and RDFa data on the open web will be available to search engines built on the top of BOSS.

    Rob