[uf-discuss] How to involve a new format design

Mingli Yuan mingli.yuan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 08:36:22 PST 2011

Hi, Tantek and Morris,

I found hatom is helpful, also I found metadata in dbpedia is comprehensive.

Thanks for your information and advice.

My use cases are for Chinese WIkipedia, I think the coverage of
dbpedia is limited on this language.
For example, the category tree are almost in English, if I am not wrong.

Comparing with dbpedia, a fine-tuned and limited metatdata set by
human will be also helpful for many use cases.

I will try to recognize the vocabulary for my problem-set and seek the
exist standards first.

Thanks again.


On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Tom Morris <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 06:25, Mingli Yuan <mingli.yuan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, folks,
> >
> > I have a requirement of a new format for knowledge exchange.
> > But I am new to this area, and I want to get some advices.
> >
> > My specific requirement is for a format to exchange Wikipedia knowledge,
> > but of cause this format could be used in a boarder situations.
> >
> > For each article from Wikipedia, I want fill below metadata in its talk page:
> >
> > * title (different title in different language variant)
> > * permalink
> > * links for different language variant
> > * categories
> > * lead sentence
> > * abstract
> > * main photo (img link, width, hight)
> >
> > Some metadata can be retrieved via API calls from WIkipedia, but it
> > need many API calls.
> > Some metadata should be generated by human for good quality.
> >
> The combination of MediaWiki API and dbpedia should be able to do what you need.
> Dbpedia provides all that: see for instance
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> It's all RDFish, but it is provided in a variety of syntaxes. If you
> are building something on top of Wikipedia data, Dbpedia is a pretty
> good starting point.
> This kind of thing isn't appropriate for Microformats. There have been
> discussions about adding microformats to Wikipedia, and there are bits
> and pieces, but it's a huge change that is fairly low down on the list
> of things MediaWiki developers are working on. If you want to add
> structured data to other wikis than Wikipedia, there are a variety of
> solutions for that.
> Yours,
> --
> Tom Morris
> <http://tommorris.org/>
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