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Relating Yahoo & DMOZ categories

mapping from one to the other

     
10:26 pm on Sep 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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here's my first stab at mapping only top-level categories in the Yahoo! Directory and the Open Directory. Anything you think I should change/remove/add?


$yahmoz = array (
"Business_and_Economy" => "Business¦Shopping",
"Computers_and_Internet" => "Computers",
"News_and_Media" => "News",
"Entertainment" => "Recreation¦Arts",
"Recreation" => "Recreation¦Sports¦Games",
"Health" => "Health",
"Government" => "",
"Regional" => "Regional¦World",
"Society_and_Culture" => "Home¦Society",
"Education" => "",
"Arts" => "Arts",
"Science" => "Science",
"Social_Science" => "Science¦Society",
"Reference" => "Reference"
);

$mozyah = array (
"Arts" => "Arts",
"Business" => "Business_and_Economy",
"Computers" => "Computers_and_Internet",
"Games" => "",
"Health" => "Health",
"Home" => "Society_and_Culture",
"Kids_and_Teens" => "",
"News" => "News_and_Media",
"Recreation" => "Recreation",
"Reference" => "Reference",
"Regional" => "Regional",
"Science" => "Science",
"Shopping" => "Business_and_Economy",
"Society" => "Society_and_Culture",
"Sports" => "Recreation",
"World" => "Regional"
);

anyone is free to make use of this data, of course

8:26 pm on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Hmm. An interesting project. Only 64700-odd relationships to go, so the job is 0.005% done. Are you going to try to finish it yourself, or set up an automated project where anyone can participate?

If it's the latter, I bet some ODP editors would help.

3:02 pm on Sep 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Sounds interesting.
Rather than leaving some relations empty you could consider mapping first level to second level categories or even further down, i.e. Government => Society/Government, Education => Reference/Education or Games => Recreation/Games.
Also, DMOZ 'World' is not equivalent to Yahoo 'Regional' since World is for non-English sites.
 

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