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Graham Perrin

Introducing Balloons: Free multimedia overlays for bloggers | Zemanta Ltd. - 0 views

  • Balloons: Free multimedia overlays for bloggers
  • July 30th, 2009
  • Today we’re introducing “Balloons“,
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  • dynamic overlays that allow any blogger or online publisher to integrate multimedia content into their pages.
  • use Zemanta as usual
  • insert links
  • After your post goes public,
  • additional icon
  • allow your readers to access the information
  • without having to leave
  • content from from the Creative Commons-licensed Freebase database
  • includes information from sources such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Google Maps, and MusicBrainz
  • millions of articles from Freebase contributors.
  • Balloon links will appear only when we can show a smart overlay
  • It’s about standards and open web

    The underlying code for Balloons is open source and built on the Common Tag architecture

  • open tagging format
  • developed by Zemanta, Yahoo, AdaptiveBlue, Freebase, and others.
  • make content more connected, discoverable, and engaging.
  • every aspect of Balloons – from its open source code base to its use of Freebase’s openly licensed content – has been designed to ensure the easy, free, and open spread of information across the web.
Graham Perrin

Zemanta API companion - 0 views

  • Zemanta API companion
  • Zemanta service

    Everything you need to know about Zemanta API beside the specification

  • by Andraž Tori
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  • 07/14/08
    • Graham Perrin
      July 2008
  • Illustration 1: Authoring process with Zemanta

  • Illustration 2: Four basic types of Zemanta suggestions shown in blog writing application

  • Illustration 3: Roles in "classical" Zemanta ecosystem

Graham Perrin

SemanticWeb - Putting Wikipedia to Work for the Semantic Web - 0 views

  • services such as del.i.cious, Twitter, and Facebook
    • Graham Perrin
      … and Diigo (I hope)
  • Semantic tags are in, free text tags are out.
  • August 4, 2009
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  • Semantic tags will be a core building block of the next-generation web
  • leveraging the popular Wikipedia as a vast source of a universal controlled vocabulary
  • Wikipedia can serve as a great controlled vocabulary for tags
  • Every concept is unique, has a unique URI,
  • well-defined.
  • DBpedia did a very good job of extracting the structure or semi-structure
  • and expressing it in RDF
  • or a machine readable way.
  • Faviki helps users remove the ambiguity otherwise surrounding free text tags’ meaning.
  • You can use some concrete concepts as tags
  • yourself as the author as a tag
  • specific organizations or companies or people or specific ideas as tags
  • DBpedia’s linking between the various language versions of Wikipedia
  • users tag in 14 different languages
  • English as the universal reference
  • Common Tag
  • last month, Faviki added the ability for users to use their own keywords or tags in a freeform way
  • and map them to semantic tags
  • connecting tagging with searching to accomplish this.
  • the new release lets users create new tags outside of Wikipedia, using Google returns from the whole world of web pages
  • users collaborate on which URLs are the best candidates for new concepts.
    • Graham Perrin
  • URL tags are not so clear as dbpedia
  • a bit more messy
  • a bit more dynamic,
  • but the idea was to make it semi-automatic. People make them and disambiguate them while adding tags
  • some kind of compromise.
  • Next steps for Faviki are around connecting with other services such as del.i.cious, Twitter, and Facebook, to make it easier for users to try it out.
  • Some longer-term plans would be to publish data from Faviki in linked data, to connect to the rest of inked data,
  • making that data queryable to developers via SPARQL.
  • by opening the data, because that’s the idea of the semantic web, to make the data open and connect easily to various sources
  • as much a platform as an application
  • mappings between free tags’ association and some uniquely identified concepts will be very important
    • Graham Perrin
      I agree.
  • that kind of data will be interesting to developers.
    Recommended reading for anyone interested in tagging, semantic tagging or the semantic web.
Graham Perrin

Zemanta Documentation - 0 views

Graham Perrin

API - Faviki Wiki - 0 views

  • Tags are separated by ';'.
  • For multi-word tags, both '%20' and '_' can be used instead of space.
  • Parameters

    The values you’ll be sending to Faviki.

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  • tags, semicolon separated
  • tags tag1;tag2;tag3...
Graham Perrin

New release: Faviki makes semantic tagging (almost) as easy as classic « Favi... - 0 views

  • Faviki makes semantic tagging (almost) as easy as classic
  • July 2, 2009
  • custom names for tags
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  • better control over tagging
  • OpenID
  • Save API
  • defining new tags
  • several new features
  • mainly to facilitate the use of common tags
  • overcome Wikipedia’s limitations as a controlled vocabulary for semantic tags
  • common, “semantic” tags are unique, well-defined concepts
  • Is it possible to make semantic tags as flexible as classic ones? Can humans accept and love the format intended for machines?
  • Enhanced tagging interface
  • added in free form, resembling classic tagging
  • possible to use custom names for tags
  • If Faviki doesn’t understand a tag provided by a user, it will ask her to disambiguate it. It will then remember her choice
  • Faviki “learns” about user’s name of the tag

    Faviki “learns” about user’s name of the tag

    • Graham Perrin
  • custom names for tags can also be modified explicitly on the Tag page.
  • Defining new tags

  • added the same way as Wikipedia tags. The difference is that, this time, Google search is not restricted to Wikipedia’s domain
  • only a few of the top results are allowed to be selected
  • users collaboratively create new tags
  • Users collaboratively decide the best URLs for a concept

    Users collaboratively decide the best URLs for a concept

    • Graham Perrin
      Title, URL, a little text and a thumbnail, with sources.

      Compare the two. Answer yes or no.

  • Save/Edit API
  • a simple API that provides a way to save and edit bookmarks from other applications.
    • Graham Perrin

      I'd love to have this work with Diigo API for bookmarks…
  • OpenID support
  • uses RPX
  • Other features/improvements
  • Smarter autocomplete list
  • Converting tags
  • Spam control
  • Export/backup bookmarks
  • Tag description tooltip
    @ Diigo

    Let's make best use of the Faviki Save/Edit API.
    The bookmarklet for Faviki is compelling.
Graham Perrin

Bookmarklet for Zemanta - 1 views

  • Zemanta Bookmarklet

  • on Safari, Chrome and other browsers
  • pages that are supported by Zemanta:

    • Google Mail Compose
    • Yahoo Mail Compose
    • Authoring pages of Wordpress, Blogger, TypePad, MovableType and other blogging platforms that are supported by our browser extensions.
Graham Perrin

Faviki - Social bookmarking tool using smart semantic Wikipedia (DBpedia) tags - 0 views

    Left to right:

    * triangular switch to close (hide detail) or open
      — green switch for other user's bookmarks
      — amber switch for your own bookmarks

    * favicon of the bookmarked item

    * username of the most recent networker

    * title of the bookmarked item
      — font size a little greater than the norm

    * date or time of networking
      — font size a little less than the norm
    + save
    + spam?
      — these options appear when you curse over the date/time.

    When the bookmark is open, detail comprises:

    * highlight from the page

    * personal note

    * tags
      — Common Tag
      — as you curse over each one, its definition

    * popularity
      — the number of people who have networked the bookmarked item
    + overview
      — this option appears subtly when you curse over the number.

    Example Faviki overviews and suggest that early adopters of Faviki may not make greatest use of highlights and notes, but that's a separate topic …
    Log in to Faviki to see recent bookmarks from all users at

    The UI is nice.
Graham Perrin

Common Tag Brings Standards to Metadata - 0 views

  • This is the first time that this number of web companies have stepped together from day one to introduce a tagging standard
Graham Perrin

Common Tag Standard is released! « Faviki Blog - 0 views

Graham Perrin

Web Companies Develop Common Tag Format - 0 views

  • With Common Tag, content is tagged with unique, well-defined concepts
  • metadata that defines each concept
  • describes how the concepts relate
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  • Semantic tagging is an important next step
  • more intelligent applications for aggregating, searching, and browsing
  • Using the Common Tag format
  • a range of services that help publishers and bloggers
  • a standard and extensible set of tags
  • services that help users discover tagged content
  • tools to relate those tags to web page content
  • automated tagging tools like those offered by Zemanta
  • More discoverable
  • discoverable through a single tag
  • Social tagging services like Faviki and Zigtag
  • allow end users to tag content using the Common Tag format
  • Services like DERI's provide developers with tools to find and incorporate related content into their applications using Common Tag
  • Yahoo and Google have begun reading RDFa--the markup standard used by the Common Tag format
  • More connected
  • Common Tag metadata connects concepts
  • AdaptiveBlue's Glue service plans to use the Common Tag format to help connect end users to other people with similar interests and to other related content
  • a developer might use Freebase's development tools
  • to create a simple application that takes an article
  • and allows users to
  • More engaging
  • directly within the article
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