Calais and blogs

techie | May 14 - 2010

Calais is a rapidly growing toolkit of capabilities that allow you to readily incorporate state-of-the-art semantic functionality within your blog, content management system, website or application.

Calais offers several tools that can improve a blog’s tagging, incorporate great images and make your blog’s contents more searchable.

Calais for WordPress

Calais plugin for WordPress blogs is Tagaroo.  As you are writing your post, Tagaroo automatically analyzes it and suggests both tags and images

from Flickr to enhance your post. You can select tags you like, incorporate them into your post, and then automatically search Flickr for images to
complement your writing. Tagaroo has its own website, where you can read about it in more detail, download the plugin, and visit the forums.

Calais for Drupal

Drupal is clearly among the hottest content management systems out there. A great Drupal module that makes Calais functionality available to the

Drupal CMS platform.

Semantic Wave and Yahoo

Yahoo’s recent announcement that they will crawl websites and index semantic metadata is a big deal. Over time this will allow much more powerful

and focused search capabilities — and we want you to be part of it. But there’s a problem. Most bloggers don’t have the tools or the time to create rich semantic metadata to identify the people, organizations, places and other items in their content.

Calais QuickMeta is a small code snippet that you insert in your site’s template. When Yahoo comes along it goes into action. It automatically tags
the content on your page and formats those tags in the microformats Yahoo understands and hands them back to Yahoo for surfing.