New UMBEL Release Supports, GeoNames

Mike Bergman reports that the latest UMBEL release includes and GeoNames support. He writes, "We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.05 of UMBEL, which now has linkages to and  GeoNames. UMBEL has also been split into ‘core’ and ‘geo’ modules. The resulting smaller size of UMBEL ‘core’ — now some 26,000 reference concepts — has also enabled us to create a full visualization of UMBEL’s content graph."

He continues, "The first notable change in UMBEL v. 1.05 is its mapping to is a collection of schema (usable as HTML tags) that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. was first developed and organized by the major search engines of Bing, Google and Yahoo!; later Yandex joined as a sponsor. Now many groups are supporting and contributing vocabularies and schema."

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