Convert "dumb" WWW information into RDF (semantic) information via specific rules or intelligent heuristics. Bootstrap this content into the distributed web. Goal: no more websites.
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Project Description

THIS CODE SUCKS. I'll work on it in the coming weeks.

Turn any generic web address into semantic RDF content if possible via the use of:

  • site specific rules (if they exist)
  • software specific rules (if a particular software, eg. Wordpress, phpBB) is detected
  • rely on heuritics otherwise
    • supply a basic learning algorithm to improve quality of heuristics
    • These can be pretty advanced...

Also report the following:

  • Type of website
  • Type of software (eg. Wordpress, phpBB, etc.)
  • If it appears the page is static rather than dynamic
  • License of content (copyright, CC, public domain, etc.)
  • If the website is friendly to this method
    • Also, if the website makes an attempt to block this method via HTTP user agent headers, etc.
  • If the website uses ads or user tracking (and list them)
  • If the website supports direct semantic endpoints rather than scraping
  • An estimated approximation of how accurate the parsing was in [0.0, 1.0]
  • Basic sitemap
    • Location of likely "feed" urls (that can be utilized like RSS/Atom)

All ads will be filtered out of the returned RDF.

This project is a work in progress, and it is designed to support my other distributed web project: Sylph.


Project is AGPL3 licensed (may relicense if requested). Site-specific rules and templates are licensed under BSD/MIT and GFDL/CC-BY-SA.