A microformat (sometimes abbreviated μF) is a web-based approach to semantic markup which seeks to re-use existing HTML/XHTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes in web pages and other contexts that support (X)HTML such as RSS. This approach allows software to process information intended for end-users (such as contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, and similar information) automatically. Although the content of web pages is technically already capable of "automated processing", and has been since the inception of the web, such processing is difficult because the traditional markup tags used to display information on the web do not describe what the information means. Microformats can bridge this gap by attaching semantics, and thereby obviate other, more complicated, methods of automated processing, such as natural language processing or screen scraping. Background Neither CommerceNet nor Microformats.org operates as a standards body. class rel
Rule-based Adaptive Web Navigationintroducing a Firefox extension creating semantic links next > start > a semantic navigation project using Semantic Web and Rules is a Firefox plugin simple to be used by any people has simple installation and automatically receive new features you can setup your own preferences too more and more services will be supported and many more Interested? enjoy Mary is searching for entertainment: she navigates the web looking for a screencast movie. Mary likes stories, music, movies, news. Web searching is NOT much fun and time intensive... in the journal RuleTheWeb! This version does NOT include all of the planned features! The short RuleTheWeb! FIRST install the extension Simply click on download and let Firefox guide you. When navigating on some web sites an avatar appears offering you That's all! Do even more cool: set up your preference rules! Click on the extension icon and find "setup your rules" Combine this with Social Rules Available soon YES - Write your own rules! keep them private or Learn more about that
Microdata (HTML5)Microdata is a WHATWG HTML specification used to nest metadata within existing content on web pages. Search engines, web crawlers, and browsers can extract and process Microdata from a web page and use it to provide a richer browsing experience for users. Search engines benefit greatly from direct access to this structured data because it allows search engines to understand the information on web pages and provide more relevant results to users. Microdata uses a supporting vocabulary to describe an item and name-value pairs to assign values to its properties. Microdata is an attempt to provide a simpler way of annotating HTML elements with machine-readable tags than the similar approaches of using RDFa and microformats. Microdata vocabularies provide the semantics, or meaning of an Item. The following HTML5 markup may be found on a typical “About” page containing information about a person: Here is the same markup with added Schema.org Microdata:
Google Also Ignores Geo-Meta Tags, But Bing Lives By ThemA Google Webmaster Help thread once again confirms that Google ignores the geo-meta tags. Those tags somewhat look like this and use to serve the purpose of telling search engines where the site is based: Google ignores them, and has for a really long time. We generally ignore geo-meta tags like that because we've found that they're generally incorrect (copy & pasted from a template, etc). But we had confirmation of this when wrote that Bing relies on these geo-meta tags to determine a site's location. Historically, meta tags for language and country have been less reliable than inferring the language or country directly. So three webmaster points here: (1) Google ignore the geo-meta tag (2) Bing currently uses the geo-meta tag (3) Be careful when you copy templates or use pre-existing templates Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.
Semantic WebThe Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by international standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web, dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a "web of data". The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF). According to the W3C, "The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries". The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee for a web of data that can be processed by machines. While its critics have questioned its feasibility, proponents argue that applications in industry, biology and human sciences research have already proven the validity of the original concept. History Purpose Limitations of HTML Semantic Web solutions
Microformatsschema.orgMost webmasters are familiar with HTML tags on their pages. Usually, HTML tags tell the browser how to display the information included in the tag. For example, <h1>Avatar</h1> tells the browser to display the text string "Avatar" in a heading 1 format. Schema.org provides a collection of shared vocabularies webmasters can use to mark up their pages in ways that can be understood by the major search engines: Google, Microsoft, Yandex and Yahoo! 1. 1a. Your web pages have an underlying meaning that people understand when they read the web pages. 1b. itemscope and itemtype Let's start with a concrete example. <div><h1>Avatar</h1><span>Director: James Cameron (born August 16, 1954)</span><span>Science fiction</span><a href=".. To begin, identify the section of the page that is "about" the movie Avatar. <div itemscope><h1>Avatar</h1><span>Director: James Cameron (born August 16, 1954) </span><span>Science fiction</span><a href=".. Back to top 1c. itemprop 1d. 2. 2b. 2c. 3. 3a. 3b. Enumerations
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Simple HTML Ontology ExtensionsIn the semantic web, Simple HTML Ontology Extensions are a small set of HTML extensions designed to give web pages semantic meaning by allowing information such as class, subclass and property relationships. SHOE was developed around 1996 by Sean Luke, Lee Spector, James Hendler, Jeff Heflin, and David Rager at the University of Maryland, College Park. See also References Luke, S., Spector, L, and Rager, D. Ontology-Based Knowledge Discovery on the World-Wide Web. External links UMD SHOE web page
Optimus—Microformats TransformerWhat is it? Optimus—is a microformats transformer. Easily transform your microformatted content to nice, clean, easily digestible, XML, JSON or JSON-P. You can also easily set filters to only receive particular formats. Now your web site could really be your API with goodness of microformats and power of Optimus. How to use it? Where: web site URI An address of the page you want to transform format Format should be either “xml”, “json” or “rss”. function Callback function for JSON filter Space-separated list of microformats. Example The result will be XML: <?How Schema.org Will Change Your Search Results & What it Means for MarketersJeff Ente is the director of Who's Blogging What, a weekly e-newsletter that tracks over 1,100 social media, web marketing and user experience blogs to keep readers informed about key developments in their field and highlight useful but hard to find posts. Mashable readers can subscribe for free here. Algorithms aren’t going away anytime soon now that websites have a better way to directly describe their content to major search engines. Earlier this month, Google, Bing and Yahoo came together to announce support for Schema.org, a semantic markup protocol with its own vocabulary that could provide websites with valuable search exposure. Nothing will change overnight, but Schema.org is important enough to bring the three search giants together. Schema.org attempts to close a loophole in the information transfer from website data to presentation as search results. How Schema.org Works Schema.org was born out of conflict between competing standards. Until this month. Feb. 12, 1809.