Friday, May 10, 2002

Do humans do it better?

Tap looks a lot like Alpiri. The reason it turns out, is that Alpiri is Tap. The Alpiri.org redirects you to tap.stanford.edu.

http://tap.stanford.edu/ss/

http://tap.stanford.edu/index.html

http://search.alpiri.com/tap

Paper on Tap presented at W3C:
http://www.w3.org/2002/Talks/www2002-w3ct-swdemo-em/

W3C demo:
http://tap.stanford.edu/w3c.html (I typed Tim into the search bar)

After the stirring debates caused by the humourous Metacrap paper. I went looking for some human generated metadata repositories. Sure there's dmoz and such but one based on files (as the Metacrap's examples gave). It seems that Bitzi is such a site. Funnily enough it's music, text and DivX files. They have a program that you mark-up and describe the files on your hard drive.

Bitzi Top 100 (Memento, Jurassic Park 3, lots of novels):
http://bitzi.com/stat/bitprints_ranked_100

Bitzi RDF:
http://bitzi.com/openbits/datadump
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