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Re: ROR files in action - focusLook.com

  • To: Charles Woerner <cwoerner@e...>
  • Subject: Re: ROR files in action - focusLook.com
  • From: Dom Vonarburg <dvonarbu@y...>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 14:15:43 -0700 (PDT)
  • Cc: xml-dev@l...
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ror files
I can see great benefits to 3rd-party audits of ROR
files. But if too centralized this can also have
serious drawbacks: slow review process, outdated data
and ratings, subjectivity, even corruption. 

However, I can certainly imagine web hosting
companies, seo firms, web design firms, etc, providing
ROR files as part of their services and offering ROR
file review services. Multiple reviews from different
"trusted" providers would help ensure the accuracy and
credibility of the information, and of course help
search engines. 

Dom

--- Charles Woerner <cwoerner@e...> wrote:
> I was thinking that this might facilitate "verified"
> ROR files.  Where a
> 3rd party audits the website against the ROR file
> providing an
> independent assessment of how accurately the
> metadata describes the
> service/content.  It would not be difficult to
> imagine browsers
> returning ROR ratings along with the search results.
>  
> 
> You could even go so far as to have the ROR file
> contain a checksum of
> the document source in question, so the user knows
> that whether the ROR
> was verified against the same content.
> 
> Just a thought.  Not necessarily a good one.
> 
> On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 14:46, Dom Vonarburg wrote:
> > 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
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 		
> > Discover Yahoo! 
> > Get on-the-go sports scores, stock quotes, news
> and more. Check it out! 
> > http://discover.yahoo.com/mobile.html
> > 
> >
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> Thanks,
> 
> Charles Woerner
> Integration Engineer
> Ensenda, Inc.
> 
> 

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