[uf-discuss] hReview feedback

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Jan 25 23:40:56 PST 2006

On 1/20/06 2:55 PM, "John Panzer" <jpanzer at aol.net> wrote:

> Benjamin Carlyle wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 12:13 -0600, Paul Bryson wrote:
>>> "Ryan King" wrote...
>>>> On Jan 17, 2006, at 10:42 PM, Paul Bryson wrote:
>>>>> A good portion of the numerical ratings on the internet are  aggregates
>>>>> of
>>>>> many people voting, usually without their own detailed reviews, so
>>>>> getting a
>>>>> float value for the rating would be pretty likely.
>>>> I think this missed the point. Its those individual votes which are
>>>> candidates for hreview, not the aggregate data.
>>> I would have thought that they would both be canidates.  One is as common as
>>> the other, and there is so much overlap that it seems wasteful to me to
>>> ignore aggregate data.
>> I think it may be especially important to be able to mark up aggregate
>> ratings as well as individual ratings, given that the aggregate may be
>> of data not available to the web as individual ratings (think Amazon).
>> It does seem likely, however, that the hReview format as written is not
>> a good match to aggregates. It is designed to include text descriptions
>> as well as a simle rating.
> It allows for text descriptions but doesn't mandate them; this seems to
> me to be a pretty good fit -- consider that it's perfectly reasonable
> for even an aggregator to include snippets of individual reviews.   (I
> can even imagine a cool web service that does some textual and numerical
> analysis to provide a representative sampling of the underlying reviews
> or quotes from same, saving you from having to wade through 90 reviews
> that all say basically the same thing...)

John, I do think it is reasonable the consider using hReview to markup
published aggregate reviews as well.  Certainly several sites have them
(Amazon, Yahoo Local, etc.)

Perhaps you could add some thoughts about how you think this might be done
to the review-brainstorming page (which is empty right now, but feel free to
add your thoughts about "Aggregate Reviews".




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