Zemanta: Content Suggestion Engine For Bloggers
What if your WordPress text editor could analyze the article that you are writing and provide suggestions of images, tags, related articles and content?
That is what the guys from Zemanta are trying to do. The software works as a Firefox plugin, and it supports the most popular blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger and Typepad so far). It is easier to show than to describe it with words, so check the video below.
Here is some more information from their FAQ:
Where do you get images from?
They are suggested from Wikimedia Commons, Flickr and various stock photo providers (currently Shutterstock and Fotolia). They are suggested based on contextual comparison of your text and the image’s title, description and articles they were used in originally.
Where do related articles come from?
We index around 300 top media sources and numerous blogs of our users.
Why do most of the links point to Wikipedia?
Placing semantically smart links is a hard problem. We decided to give you this tool and let you help us shape the future development. We will be suggesting links to many more sources in the future. Let us know what your expectations are.
Do you care about copyright at all?
Yes, very much. All content that we are suggesting is copyright cleared – either clearly licenced as Creative Commons, or approved by stock providers.
Can you link to my own pictures and posts? Can you link to my friends?
Expect that in near future! Along with the preferences page where you will be able to set it up.
Finally, keep in mind that the application is under development yet, and some users are reporting bugs here and there. Still it should be interested to see the potential of this idea unfolding.
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