Yahoo and Dapper Begin To 'Semantify' the Web

Yahoo is beginning the process of indexing semantic elements on the Web, and Dapper announced the release of Semantify, a semantic mark-up tool for your own Web page. You "show" Semantify your page, point and click parts of your page you want to mark up, name them by using a naming protocol available to you at the site, get a chunk of PHP code that you paste into the header of your Web page, and voila! You've been Semantified. [For an interesting discussion of how to Semantify your Web pages quickly, see Marshall Kirkpatrick's ReadWriteWeb article, "Semantify -- Automate Your Semantic Web SEO in Five Minutes."]

About the Author

Trent Batson is the president and CEO of AAEEBL (, serving on behalf of the global electronic portfolio community. He was a tenured English professor before moving to information technology administration in the mid-1980s. Batson has been among the leaders in the field of educational technology for 25 years, the last 10 as an electronic portfolio expert and leader. He has worked at 7 universities but is now full-time president and CEO of AAEEBL. Batson’s ePortfolio: E-mail:

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