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<entry-title>Yahoo Search</entry-title>
<entry-title>Yahoo Search</entry-title>
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Yahoo is one of several [[search-engines]] that index and support microformats.
Yahoo is one of several [[search-engines]] that index and support microformats.
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== search site ==
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== main search ==
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* <span id="main_search">[http://search.yahoo.com/ search.yahoo.com]</span> supports [[rel-nofollow]] (since 2005(?) citation needed).
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[http://search.yahoo.com/ search.yahoo.com] supports [[rel-nofollow]] (since 2005(?) citation needed).
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* <span id="advanced search">advanced search</span>. Through additional user interfaces:
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** [http://search.yahoo.com/cc Yahoo Creative Commons search] supports [[rel-license]]
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== advanced search ==
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Through additional user interfaces:
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* [http://search.yahoo.com/cc Yahoo Creative Commons search] supports [[rel-license]]
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== search APIs and tools ==
== search APIs and tools ==
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Yahoo provides search APIs like:
 
=== BOSS ===
=== BOSS ===
* [http://developer.yahoo.com/search/boss/ Yahoo Search BOSS]
* [http://developer.yahoo.com/search/boss/ Yahoo Search BOSS]
** When calling the BOSS web search API, you can retrieve all structured data Yahoo! has extracted for the specified URLs via SearchMonkey, including any microformats. Just add the parameters "view=searchmonkey_feed&format=xml" to your web search API call. This is probably the most efficient way to fetch structured data from Yahoo!.
** When calling the BOSS web search API, you can retrieve all structured data Yahoo! has extracted for the specified URLs via SearchMonkey, including any microformats. Just add the parameters "view=searchmonkey_feed&format=xml" to your web search API call. This is probably the most efficient way to fetch structured data from Yahoo!.
** [http://www.bosshacks.com/build-semantic-search-boss.html Build a semantic Search Engine with BOSS] documents how to use Yahoo's BOSS API to access Yahoo SearchMonkey which supports the [[hAtom]], [[hCalendar]], [[hCard]], [[hReview]], [[XFN]], [[geo]], [[rel-tag]], [[adr]] microformats.
** [http://www.bosshacks.com/build-semantic-search-boss.html Build a semantic Search Engine with BOSS] documents how to use Yahoo's BOSS API to access Yahoo SearchMonkey which supports the [[hAtom]], [[hCalendar]], [[hCard]], [[hReview]], [[XFN]], [[geo]], [[rel-tag]], [[adr]] microformats.
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=== SearchMonkey ===
=== SearchMonkey ===
[http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/06/monkey_microformat.html Yahoo SearchMonkey] supports [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], [[hReview]], [[hAtom]], others - launched 2008 May. SearchMonkey is Yahoo!'s program for collecting and displaying structured data, including microformats.
[http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/06/monkey_microformat.html Yahoo SearchMonkey] supports [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], [[hReview]], [[hAtom]], others - launched 2008 May. SearchMonkey is Yahoo!'s program for collecting and displaying structured data, including microformats.
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* To inspect structured data directly on the Yahoo! Search page, install the [http://gallery.search.yahoo.com/application?smid=NAo.s Structured Data Display infobar].
* To inspect structured data directly on the Yahoo! Search page, install the [http://gallery.search.yahoo.com/application?smid=NAo.s Structured Data Display infobar].
* Microformat filtering on Yahoo! Search: The general form is "searchmonkey:com.yahoo.page.uf.''<microformat>'' ''<additional query terms>''". For example, you could search for all pages with [[hResume]] and the word "php". Note that "searchmonkey:" acts as a filter. You aren't inspecting the actual hResume content ''for'' the word "php", you are searching for all pages that A) have hResume and B) would be returned by an ordinary Yahoo! Search for "php".
* Microformat filtering on Yahoo! Search: The general form is "searchmonkey:com.yahoo.page.uf.''<microformat>'' ''<additional query terms>''". For example, you could search for all pages with [[hResume]] and the word "php". Note that "searchmonkey:" acts as a filter. You aren't inspecting the actual hResume content ''for'' the word "php", you are searching for all pages that A) have hResume and B) would be returned by an ordinary Yahoo! Search for "php".
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** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcard search Yahoo for hCards]
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** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcard search Yahoo for hCards] (all of these searches tell you how many Search Monkey has found)
** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcalendar search Yahoo for hCalendar events]
** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hcalendar search Yahoo for hCalendar events]
** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hreview search Yahoo for hReviews]
** [http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=searchmonkey%3Acom.yahoo.page.uf.hreview search Yahoo for hReviews]

Revision as of 23:10, 26 April 2010

Yahoo is one of several search-engines that index and support microformats.

Contents

search site

search APIs and tools

BOSS

SearchMonkey

Yahoo SearchMonkey supports hCard, hCalendar, hReview, hAtom, others - launched 2008 May. SearchMonkey is Yahoo!'s program for collecting and displaying structured data, including microformats.

YQL

Yahoo Query Language uses an SQL-like syntax to "normalize" web service calls. In addition to wrapping web services such as Flickr, Yelp, and Zillow, YQL also enables you to extract content directly from web pages. As part of that functionality, YQL can query and filter on microformats. For example, the YQL query:

http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select * from microformats where url%3D'http%3A%2F%2Fupcoming.yahoo.com%2Fvenue%2F23933%2F'&format=xml

extracts all microformats from a particular page on upcoming.yahoo.com.

Unlike BOSS and the simple microformat filters described above, you can use YQL to perform filtering and other operations on the microformat data itself.

see also

Yahoo Search was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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