By David Snyder
Yahoo took a step towards developing its search technology for the future by announcing the adoption of some key standards of the “semantic web.”
On Yahoo’s company blog, Amit Kumar, director of product management for the company’s search site, said the organization had begun to support key semantic web standards.
In explanation of his thoughts on the semantic web Kumar wrote:
“While there has been remarkable progress made toward understanding the semantics of web content, the benefits of a data web have not reached the mainstream consumer. Without a killer semantic web app for consumers, site owners have been reluctant to support standards like RDF, or even microformats. We believe that app can be web search.”