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= Measure microformat =
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This page is for researching and developing a [[measure]] microformat. Per the [[process]]:
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* [[measure-examples]]
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* [[measure-formats]]
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* [[measure-brainstorming]]
  
 
== The problem ==
 
== The problem ==
  
Measures are omnipresent on the Web (ex. description of product or service offering, temperatures), but they differ from locale to locale (ex. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius, Pound versus Kilogram) making comparison and matching of offerings difficult.
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Measures (e.g. weights, sizes, temperatures) occur frequently on the Web, they are constituted of a value a unit-measure and, in scientific and technical contexts, an experimental uncertainty. These 3 elements should be marked-up consistently across websites so that they can be easily identified and acted upon (export, compute, convert) in collaborative distributed applications.
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Unit-measures differ from locale to locale (e.g. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius, pound versus Kilogram), making comparison and matching of offerings difficult.
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The Measurement microformat will enable unambiguous description of physical quantities and thus provide a solid ground for data sharing and automation in many areas.
  
The Measurement Unit microformat will enable unambiguous description of measures and as a result easier comparison and matching of offerings.
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== Next Steps ==
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* clean-up [[measure-examples]] to refer to <em>current</em> real world examples
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* update [[measure-formats]] with formats from other recent efforts such as schema.org
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* massive clean-up of [[measure-brainstorming]]
  
 
== Related microformats ==
 
== Related microformats ==
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* [[hcalendar]] can provide a complete quantitative description of a natural event (for example an earthquake) occurring at a specified time (dtstart/dtend) and location (embedded [[geo]]), by just embedding measured physical quantities in the 'descrition' span.
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* [[job-listing]] can use time measure for specify per what period of time the salary is for.
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* [[hlisting]] product dimensions; weight/mass; time period (as above); price.
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* [[directions-examples]] can use length measure for mileage and time to go from one point to the next.
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* [[recipe-examples]] can use weight, volume and time measure for ingredients and preparation time.
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* [[currency]] can be viewed as a measurement unit, or as a component of a measurement unit, as in $ per hour.
  
* [[job-listing]]
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==References==
* [[hlisting]]
 
  
== Contributors ==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement Measurement in scientific/technical contexts (Wikipedia)]
* Guillaume Lebleu
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_Notation Scientific notation for Physical quantities (Wikipedia)]
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*[http://www.bipm.org/en/si/ International System of Units (SI)]
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units (Wikipedia)]
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*[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5871900250712259806 the Semantic ChemicalWeb] (GoogleEng presentation, Peter Murray-Rust)
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*[http://www.slideshare.net/dder/the-new-science-bangalore-edition the New e-Science]  (SlideShare, David De Roure)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Convert Wikipedia's "convert" template]
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*[http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/chars/si.html Jukka Korpela - Characters in SI notations]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[currency]]
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{{measure-related-pages}}

Latest revision as of 16:28, 18 July 2020


This page is for researching and developing a Measure microformat research microformat. Per the The microformats process:

The problem

Measures (e.g. weights, sizes, temperatures) occur frequently on the Web, they are constituted of a value a unit-measure and, in scientific and technical contexts, an experimental uncertainty. These 3 elements should be marked-up consistently across websites so that they can be easily identified and acted upon (export, compute, convert) in collaborative distributed applications.

Unit-measures differ from locale to locale (e.g. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius, pound versus Kilogram), making comparison and matching of offerings difficult.

The Measurement microformat will enable unambiguous description of physical quantities and thus provide a solid ground for data sharing and automation in many areas.

Next Steps

Related microformats

  • hCalendar 1.0 can provide a complete quantitative description of a natural event (for example an earthquake) occurring at a specified time (dtstart/dtend) and location (embedded Geo), by just embedding measured physical quantities in the 'descrition' span.
  • job-listing can use time measure for specify per what period of time the salary is for.
  • hListing draft product dimensions; weight/mass; time period (as above); price.
  • directions-examples can use length measure for mileage and time to go from one point to the next.
  • recipe-examples can use weight, volume and time measure for ingredients and preparation time.
  • currency can be viewed as a measurement unit, or as a component of a measurement unit, as in $ per hour.

References

See also