AdaptiveBlue, maker of a variety of semantic Web products is announcing the launch of AB Meta tonight. AB Meta is simple HTML code that makes pages “smarter” by tagging them properly so that tools, including those from AdaptiveBlue, can take advantage of them.
Some examples of products that can take advantage of the AB Meta code include: books, music, movies, recipes and restaurants. I spoke with AdaptiveBlue CEO Alex Iskold who told me that his team collaborated on AB Meta with a large Web company which he can’t name currently but they will become public in the near future.
I like this type of markup because it serves an actual purpose – the classify and correctly identify a page. This will help machines better serve us the right content because the creators of the content have explained to the machine what the page is specifically for.
Check out the full AB Meta spec here.