[uf-discuss] Using the hReview microformat for journal article reviews

Martin Leidl leidl at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri May 16 01:24:07 PDT 2008

Hi Dave -
I (also new in this MF-business) would consider this application of hReview
very useful. I am thinking about how to use hReview in the context of
Peer-Reviewing in e-learning settings, what would be quite familiar...

As far as I can see, you have optional TAGs in hReview
I suppose, what might be usful for your context would be an extension of the
item type, eg "publication".

So long,

On 15.05.2008 22:48 Uhr, "Dave Munger" <dsmunger at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new to the whole microformats thing, so excuse me if I'm repeating
> a question. fwiw I didn't find the answer in the FAQ.
> I run an aggregator of blog posts about journal articles
> (researchblogging.org). Technically these are all reviews, because the
> blogger is offering her/his opinion about the article. But they're not
> typical of the type of reviews the general public might be familiar
> with (e.g. movies, restaurants). Generally a reviewer of a journal
> article doesn't rate it on a star system -- simply by virtue of
> discussing it a blogger is indicating the article is worthwhile.
> That said, occasionally our users do take the opportunity to trash an
> article. I'd expect if we actually used a star rating system all our
> reviews would be either 0 or 5. But I see from the specs that star
> ratings are optional.
> We're more interested in using  a microformat to give content tags to
> a post -- is it about biochemistry or astrophysics? While it seems to
> me that hReview can do this, perhaps some other microformat would be
> better suited to our needs. We also considered xFolk, but that seems
> even less relevant to our situation.
> Any suggestions? Any reason we *shouldn't* be using hReview?
> Thanks!
> Dave
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