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*Discussion (list tree, no titles)
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=== [http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-10apr06.htm ICANN Executive Committe] ===
=== [http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-10apr06.htm ICANN Executive Committee] ===
*Organization and committee
*Organization and committee

Revision as of 00:23, 4 May 2006

Meeting minutes

They're typed, they look good, but all the meaning (participants, decisions, action items, etc.) is impossible to glean automatically. Enter hMinutes (or whatever)!

The Problem

Meeting notes provide a wealth of semantic content, invaluable to organizations. Meeting notes are routinely recorded in intranets, and (with public organizations) on the internet; however, without semantic content it is very difficult to extract the specific information, analyze it, distribute it, or search it effectively. This investigation seeks to document how meeting minutes on the web are structured, towards a lightweight suite of microformats and format extensions for markup.


  • Brush

Real-World Examples

Links to public web pages, either popular or insightful

PHP Developers Meeting

  • Title (included two participating organizations)
  • Date
  • Attendance
    • Organizational affiliation
    • minutes
    • chair
  • Regrets
  • Actions (list)
  • Discussion (list tree, no titles)

ICANN Executive Committee

  • Organization and committee
  • Date
  • Time start/end
  • Attendance, with roles:
    • member of committe
    • member and chair
    • non-member, board secretary
    • non-member, general counsel
  • XOXO-like outline of items
  • "Resolved:" decisions for each item.
    • vote count (ie. 4-0)
    • who proposed
    • who seconded
  • Also included items deferred to later meetings

Existing Practices

  • Summary of common patterns discovered
  • Other attempts to solve The Problem


  • Early drafts
  • Link to related pages as they become available
    • -brainstorming
    • - proposal
    • -microformat

See Also

  • Other microformats
  • Normative references for tags used