[uf-discuss] Microformats to describe a broadcast

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Mon Jul 14 02:39:10 PDT 2008

Hi Tom + Tom

On 12/7/08 00:20, "Tom Morris" <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Tom <tom.hamshere at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm working for Channel4 on a new programme guide and am interested to
>> know if there was any resolution made on the discussion the BBC took
>> part in early last year...
>> http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2007-January/008129
>> .html
> May I point out that you could also think about using the BBC
> Programmes Ontology to describe your programmes in RDF:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/ontologies/programmes/2008-02-28.shtml

We spoke to Orpheus Warr at C4 sometime last year about mapping their
programme data to the Programmes Ontology. Perhaps now's the time to reopen
conversations - or at least a chat and a beer ;-)

Might make Kangeroo [1] integration a little easier if we shared the same
> It'd be great if - once the hCalendar date-time issues are solved - an
> HTML to Programmes Ontology mapping could be made that used hCard,
> hCalendar and other microformats.

That indeed would be very cool
> Yours,


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