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=== review world ===
 
=== review world ===
 
* http://www.revieworld.com/
 
* http://www.revieworld.com/
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=== Dinner Buzz ===
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* http://www.dinnerbuzz.com/
  
 
== Previous Schemas and Formats ==
 
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** link to purchase
 
** link to purchase
 
* appears to be loosely connected with the term "!OpenReviews" (has also referred to other efforts) which itself appears to be yet another OpenBlahBlah buzzword with no substance behind it (AKA placeholder term).
 
* appears to be loosely connected with the term "!OpenReviews" (has also referred to other efforts) which itself appears to be yet another OpenBlahBlah buzzword with no substance behind it (AKA placeholder term).
 
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==== REV ====
==== RDF Review Vocabulary ====
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* RDF Review Vocabulary
 
* http://www.purl.org/stuff/rev
 
* http://www.purl.org/stuff/rev
 
(Deployed in [http://trust.mindswap.org/FilmTrust/ FilmTrust] & one or two other places)
 
(Deployed in [http://trust.mindswap.org/FilmTrust/ FilmTrust] & one or two other places)
  
==== RDF schema for reviews ====
 
* http://www.amk.ca/xml/reviews.html
 
  
 
==== Simple-Review XML ====
 
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=== For specific domains ===
 
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* [http://www.millikin.edu/mr/Entertainment/howto2.html How to Write a Movie Review]
 
* [http://www.millikin.edu/mr/Entertainment/howto2.html How to Write a Movie Review]
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==== Books ====
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* optional:tags (keyword,rating)*
 
* optional:tags (keyword,rating)*
 
* optional:comments (string)
 
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See [[hreview|hReview]] for the result and evolution of these thoughts on a microformat.

Revision as of 16:30, 26 June 2005

Current Reviews Formats

There have been several efforts to define data formats for posting "reviews" of products, services etc. on the Web.

This page serves to document the current list of review schemas, formats, and efforts as background for the design of a simple reviews MicroFormat. -Tantek


Centralized Implementations

Insider Pages

Customer reviews of local businesses

    • author
    • rating (0 - 5 stars)
    • business name
    • review title
    • review
    • pros
    • cons
    • business category
    • business address
    • business phone number
    • business e-mail address
    • business website

Amazon.com

    • author
    • publication date
    • title
    • description
    • rating (0 to 5 stars)
      • overall and by category
        • declared value and a maximum possible value
  • vote for or against component

Mini-review

Mini reviews are limited to products on some areas of the site.

  • rating (0 to 5 stars)
  • ownership status ([x] I own this)
  • negative interest ([x] Not interested)

Blogcritics

  • author
  • title
  • publication date
  • description
  • reviewed work identifier
  • reviewed work title
  • reviewed work version
    • release date
    • Volume, issue
    • edition
    • translation
  • reviewed work author(s)
  • reviewed work publisher

Consumer Reviews

  • reviewed item
  • reviewed item version
  • rating
    • overall 1-100
    • by category 1-5
  • definition list of specifications

Epinions

  • author
  • publication date
  • title
  • summary ("the bottom line")
  • description
  • rating overall and by category
  • positive summary
  • negative summary
  • cost
  • vote for or against product
  • vote for or against review

Web site or page reviews

Yahoo! Local

  • author
  • publication date
  • title
  • description
  • rating
    • overall and by category
  • positive summary
  • negative summary

Restaurant

  • usage datetime
  • specific use

Yelp

SF Survey

Zagat

  • rating by category
  • cost
  • description

delicious 3rd party

  • rating (0-100%)
  • tags (keywords, year, user-specified others)
  • artist/author
  • title
  • URL
  • comments
  • unique identifier

iTunes XML

  • rating (0-100%)

review world

Dinner Buzz

Previous Schemas and Formats

Generic to any kind of review

RVW

  • http://www.pmbrowser.info/rvw/0.2/
  • variants for embedding in Atom, RSS2, RSS1, RDF
  • apparent schema
    • author of review
    • content of review
    • creator of work
      • example: book author, movie director
    • percentage score rating
    • multiple identifiers
      • example: ISBN, ASIN, UPC, LOC
    • link to purchase
  • appears to be loosely connected with the term "!OpenReviews" (has also referred to other efforts) which itself appears to be yet another OpenBlahBlah buzzword with no substance behind it (AKA placeholder term).

REV

(Deployed in FilmTrust & one or two other places)


Simple-Review XML

  • Embeds XML in <script type="application/x-subnode">
  • XSD
  • apparent schema
    • review-title
    • item
      • name/title
      • type
      • URL
      • image URL
    • rating (user visible, max, normalized to 0..1 value)
    • comments/description

For specific domains

Movies

Books

Thoughts on a Microformat

Thoughts towards a simple MicroFormat subset of earlier efforts, sufficient to express 80/20.

Common review fields

  • item
    • optional:type of item (business, Web page/site, product, event, person, place, file, text)
    • name/title of item being reviewed (string | ["hCard"] if business or person)
      • optional:URL (all additional information should be somewhere else, not in the review itself)
      • optional:image (URL)
  • reviewer (["hCard"]|name|email|URL)
  • review publication/authoring date (ISO8601 datetime)
  • rating 1 to 5 (default max = 5, default min = 1)
  • optional:tags (keyword,rating)*
  • optional:comments (string)

See hReview for the result and evolution of these thoughts on a microformat.