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Making the Web Searchable

author: Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research
published: Nov. 9, 2011,   recorded: November 2007,   views: 2667
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This is a one-hour video recording of the presentation of Peter Mika at the KnowledgeWeb summer school 2007. It comprises he video synchronized with the slides (requires Flash) or the video alone.

Table of Contents: Making the Web searchable, or the Future of Web Search About Yahoo! Yahoo! by numbers (April, 2007) Making the Web searchable, or the Future of Web Search Overview Motivation Hard searches Example? The Semantic Web (1996-?) Problem: difficulties in deployment Web 2.0 (2003-) Microformats Example: hCard Wikipedia infoboxes Problem: lack of foundations Thesis: making the Web searchable Semantic Web 2.0 GRDDL: microformats to RDF Example: openacademia.org and RDFa RDFa Example: machine tags ZoneTag project (Yahoo! Research Berkeley) Example: Freebase Web IR 2.0 Example: folksonomies The more complete picture Mining and modelling folksonomies Vision: ontology-based search Ideal world Technical challenges Social challenges Example: Technorati and microformats Conclusion What is there to gain? Questions?

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