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=Listing Brainstorming=
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* At its most basic web based listing schemas could be narrowed to:
* At its most basic web based listing schemas could be narrowed to:
** name of the item
** name of the item
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** description (Some sites don´t even seem to have Title)
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** description (Some sites don´t even seem to have Title)
** listing date
** listing date
** contact info. (hCard might be used for this)
** contact info. (hCard might be used for this)
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** Regardless of the actual schemas that can be extracted from the html pages there is some information that is implied either contextually or by navigation in all of the examples found. For Example:
** Regardless of the actual schemas that can be extracted from the html pages there is some information that is implied either contextually or by navigation in all of the examples found. For Example:
*** A listing on ebay.de implies ( contextually ) that the actual location of the listing in itself is in the country of Germany. Other examples: paris.craiglists.org, a classified ad on nytimes.com or (NY) globo.com.br (Brazil) or www.timeout.com (London).
*** A listing on ebay.de implies ( contextually ) that the actual location of the listing in itself is in the country of Germany. Other examples: paris.craiglists.org, a classified ad on nytimes.com or (NY) globo.com.br (Brazil) or www.timeout.com (London).
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*** A category or "Type" of the listing in itself is generally implied by navigation through the sites. For example: When accesing craiglist.org one chooses the type of listing one wants to see ( housing > housing wanted ). Some sites have specialized data structures depending on the type of listing (For example, it´s fairly common for Vehicles for sale to have a field for brand, model, year.)
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*** A category or "Type" of the listing in itself is generally implied by navigation through the sites. For example: When accesing craiglist.org one chooses the type of listing one wants to see ( housing > housing wanted ). Some sites have specialized data structures depending on the type of listing (For example, it´s fairly common for Vehicles for sale to have a field for brand, model, year.)
** This suggests that location and type should be included in the base format. (Deciding on this may be quite tricky. Particullarly Types, since locations can be extracted from Contact. )
** This suggests that location and type should be included in the base format. (Deciding on this may be quite tricky. Particullarly Types, since locations can be extracted from Contact. )

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Contents

Listing Brainstorming

Some initial thoughts

A Basic Data Structure

Extending the Base Structure By Listing Type

See Also

listing-brainstorming was last modified: Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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