[uf-discuss] Re: hevent aggregation and search?
goer at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Sep 9 09:45:34 PDT 2009
> I was pretty excited to learn that hevent's are indexed by
> searchmonkey at last night's microformats dinner. Does anyone have
> pointers on people/projects that have deal with searching for hevents?
> Ideally I would like to search for events in a given region and a
> given time range, I haven't been about to figure out a way to do that
> with the BOSS api.
> Jesse Hammons
> time to see your friends! http://www.wezaggle.com
Right now "searchmonkey:com.yahoo.page.uf.<microformat>" works as a
simple filter. You can't do fancy queries like, "Give me all events
with a title of 'Jesse's Birthday'" -- what you can do is, "Give me
all pages with hcalendar that *also* have the text 'Jesse's Birthday'
somewhere on the page." So it's kind of crude. That said, using
"searchmonkey:" plus some query terms can be surprisingly interesting
& effective. hcalendar searches can be nifty, but I also like hresume
searches (hresume + "php", etc.)
You could potentially use BOSS to mine out hcalendar data from various
sites -- since BOSS returns the hcalendar in DataRSS XML, you could
then store that info and do fancier operations. BOSS has no QPD limit,
so go nuts. :)
As a side note, I recommend using "searchmonkey:<foo>" rather than
"searchmonkeyid:<foo>" -- the latter has been deprecated for a number
of months, though it's safe to use right now.
Yahoo! SearchMonkey Team
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