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New schema.org Technical Brief Available from LRMI and Cetis

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has released a technical briefing about schema.org. The paper was co-authored by Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell of Cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. LRMI, which we have reported on here, “has developed a common metadata framework for describing or ‘tagging’ learning […]

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Google Launches schema.org Markup Support for Business Contact Info

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Yesterday, the Google Webmaster Central blog reported, “We are launching support for schema.org markup to help you specify your preferred phone numbers using structured data markup embedded on your website.”

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Google's Structured Data Dashboard Now Offers Markup Error Reports

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

According to a new post by Mariya Moeva on the Google Webmaster Blog, “Since we launched the Structured Data dashboard last year, it has quickly become one of the most popular features in Webmaster Tools.”

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The Impact of RDFa

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Gregg Turner of Blue Claw Search recently discussed the impact of RDFa format data and why developers should implement it.

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Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is)

By   /  July 21, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda – a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area – that reads:         A follow-up message […]

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SemTech 2011 Coverage: The RDFa/SEO Wave – How to Catch It and Why

By   /  June 9, 2011  /  Big Data Conferences, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data Conferences, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

SemTech 2011 Coverage In Barbara Starr’s (Ontologica) session this week at Semtech 2011, San Francisco, she presented a detailed timeline outlining the adoption of RDFa and semantic search enhancements by the major search engines.  In addition to mentioning the rapid growth of the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, she showed a movement by the search […]

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Google, Yahoo! and Bing Announce Schema.org

By   /  June 2, 2011  /  Big Data Conferences, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data Conferences, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

[Revised and re-posted at 4:03pm EST] In a collaborative effort reminiscent of sitemaps.org, Google, Yahoo! and Bing have announced the launch of schema.org.  Perhaps the most significant aspect of this announcement is the particular standard they have focused on: namely, microdata. In the Google announcement, Kavi Goel and Pravir Gupta of Google’s search team say, […]

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