SemantNet announced today that its acclaimed headup™ Semantic Web plugin now supports the new Fire Eagle™ and BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) technologies from Yahoo!
Headup is a new plugin for the Mozilla® Firefox® Web browser that enables true semantic capabilities for the first time within any Web page. Headup data is displayed fully in context on the existing page, and can be opened unobtrusively via a displayed ‘+’ symbol next to the relevant content. It’s semantic engine retrieves personalized, meaningful information in real-time about the data that specifically interests the individual user. With this information, headup can seamlessly and contextually ‘understand’ how dispersed data across the Web is related, and connect it in real time, thereby alerting the user via a ‘+’ symbol that there is additional information that is of interest.
Both Fire Eagle and BOSS join SemantiNet’s already comprehensive support for the leading Yahoo! properties, including Flickr®, Upcoming™ and Delicious™.
Fire Eagle is a Yahoo!-owned service that acts as a ‘clearinghouse’ for a user’s physical location information. Other services and applications can update or access this information via the Fire Eagle API, having first obtained the user’s permission. SemantiNet’s headup is considered by Yahoo! to be a leading example for Fire Eagle integration. Yahoo! has a video demonstrating headup’s support for the Fire Eagle Geolocation technology on the main Fire Eagle site.
Headup is currently in beta and we will be reviewing it very shortly, in the mean time you can view demo videos of headup or apply to become a beta tester.