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RE: ROR files in action - focusLook.com

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  • Subject: RE: ROR files in action - focusLook.com
  • From: "Chiusano Joseph" <chiusano_joseph@b...>
  • Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 22:58:09 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: ROR files in action - focusLook.com

ibm ror
Also, some of this overlaps with the Web Services Inspection Language
(WSIL[1]) from Microsoft, IBM and others, that covers some of what ROR
includes, particularly Web Services. To my knowledge, there has been no
activity for WSIL in several years.

Joe

[1]
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnglobs
pec/html/wsinspecspecindex.asp

Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton
Visit us online@ http://www.boozallen.com
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dom Vonarburg [mailto:dvonarbu@y...] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:47 PM
> To: martin
> Cc: xml-dev@l...
> Subject: Re:  ROR files in action - focusLook.com
> 
> Martin,
> 
> Interesting article! False information is a problem with any 
> self-authored information. 
> 
> But I think ROR can actually help solve a part of this
> problem: 
> 
> By encouraging websites to describe their objects ROR 
> provides additional data for search engines can process (to 
> check for consistancy of the information, for example). Also, 
> text on a webpage can refer to an object in the ROR file for 
> futher qualification. So the more a search engine  
> understands about a website, the less that website can fool 
> the search engine. 
> 
> Also, ROR provides several objects that will generate webs of 
> "observational" metadata. For example the Review object 
> enables a site or blog owner to express an opinion about a 
> website, blog, blog entry, product, service, etc. This kind 
> of data can be very valuable, not individually, but as a whole. 
> 
> Dom
> 
> 
> --- martin <martin@x...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Dom Vonarburg wrote:
> > > What is ROR?
> > >  
> > > ROR is a simple RDF/XML format for describing your website in a 
> > > generic fashion, so that search
> > engines
> > > and other web applications can find and discover information more 
> > > easily.
> > 
> > Have you read
> > http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm?
> > 
> > The article is quite impolite, but I think the general idea of it 
> > holds.
> > Does ROR do anything to evade false information?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Martin
> > 
> 
> 
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