[Syndication] revisiting categorization: "controlled vocabulary"
chrisc at indymedia.org
Mon Dec 6 05:04:25 PST 2004
On Fri 03-Dec-2004 at 12:00:08PM -0500, Quinten Steenhuis
> I propose we make our own scheme -- maybe something like
> IMC Controlled Vocabulary, or ICV.
I used to think that this would make sense also... but I
don't any more... basically each IMC comes up with it's
own dc:subject's and this is where we need to start...
> IMCs already use a controlled vocabulary, it's just that
> each one has its own. We could work on making a standard
> "controlled vocabulary" to cover broad categories. We
> could choose just a subset of a larger controlled
> vocabulary using its standardized reference system and
> map them onto multiple languages and different IMCs'
> preferences about how to describe the term.
I'd suggest doing this slightly differently, rather than
comming up with a definative list to start with I'd
suggest starting with what is bing used.
Perhaps on wiki page we could start with a list of
dc:subject's that different sites use. Then we could look
at how they relate to each other. From this it might be
possible to com up with some mapping, like "foo" on uk
sites equals "bar" on nyc site...
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