building semantic content models in drupal 8

Who we are

Stephane Corlosquet

Software engineer at Acquia, Maintainer, Schema.org, RDF UI, etc. Member of the Drupal security team.

Kevin Oleary

Designer of Drupal 8 toolbar, edit in place, WYSIWYG, responsive preview, breakpoints, layout and Acquia products including Cloud, Lift, Commerce and Content Hub. Maintainer of Ember theme.

We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand

― Oliver Wendell Holmes 

content modeling

 

 

 

 

 

semantic web

What are we going to talk about?

 

Semantic content model creation

How to do it in Drupal now

What the future holds

SEMANTIC CONTENT CREATION

How to do it in Drupal now 

What the future holds

some history

the code

<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Offer">
  <span property="name">Blend-O-Matic</span>
  <span property="price">$19.95</span>
  <img src="four-stars.jpg" />
  Based on 25 user ratings
</div>

the code

<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Offer">
  <span property="name">Blend-O-Matic</span>
  <span property="price">$19.95</span>
  <div property="reviews" typeof="AggregateRating">
    <img src="four-stars.jpg" />
    <meta property="ratingValue" content="4" />
    <meta property="bestRating" content="5" />
    Based on <span property="ratingCount">25</span> user ratings
  </div>
</div>

schema.org

in drupal 7

schema.org module

Gets RDFa fileld mappings in to Drupal

 

entity fields builder

Gets entire schema.org entities into drupal in one operation

COPE

Create once publish everywhere

Each atomic piece of content should have only one canonical version. 

Semantic content model creation

How to do it in Drupal 8

What the future holds

SEMANTIC CONTENT CREATION

How to do it in Drupal now 

What the future holds

the site owner

Responsible for managing the creation, storage and distribution of content.

the content author

Responsible for researching, and creating the individual pieces of content

Two personas

the site owner

Responsible for managing the creation, storage and distribution of content.

the content author

Responsible for researching, and creating the individual pieces of content

don't waste my time

problems:

  1. When I create an entity I want to start with a sane default that already has all the schema.org RDFa mapping as well as the sane default Drupal formatters so that I don’t have to do this over and over for each individual field 
  2. When I build a site I want to start with a sane default content template so I don’t have to build every field, entity, relationship, and view from scratch

 

Content owner

more simply

  1. Give me a semantic entity template
  2. Give me a semantic content model template

 

Content owner

in drupal 8: RDF UI

more simply

  1. Give me a semantic entity template
  2. Give me a semantic content model template

 

Content owner

why do I need this?

?

entities and relationships

Album review

album

song

artist

concert

venue

genre

ticket

entities and relationships

Node

View

File

Term

album

song

artist

concert

venue

genre

ticket

Album review

to create this:

Create album entity

Create artist entity

Create song entity

Create artist entity reference view

  • Show name field

Create genre taxonomy

  • Find genres enumeration
  • Download enumeration
  • Add genres enumeration

Create genre entity reference view

Edit song entity

  • Add genre field
  • Add artist entity reference field
  • Add audio file

Add song entity reference view

  • Show song name
  • show song genre
  • Show song audio file

Edit album entity

  • Add cover art field
  • Add genre field entity reference
  • Add artist field entity reference
  • Add multivalve songs field

Create album entity reference view

Edit review entity

  • Add album field

Edit album entity reference view

  1. Show album name

  2. Show album cover art

  3. Show artist name

  4. Show genre

ugh

we made it simpler

we can make it even simpler

the content model
as a feature

“I thought we didn’t need Features anymore now that we have the Configuration Management Initiative (CMI) in Drupal 8?”

music content
package

ALBUM

REVIEW

ARTIST

CONCERT

ALBUM

SONG

GENRE

TICKET

VENUE

Features

features module in 8

The future

to create this:

Create album entity

Create artist entity

Create song entity

Create artist entity reference view

  • Show name field

Create genre taxonomy

  • Find genres enumeration
  • Download enumeration
  • Add genres enumeration

Create genre entity reference view

Edit song entity

  • Add genre field
  • Add artist entity reference field
  • Add audio file

Add song entity reference view

  • Show song name
  • show song genre
  • Show song audio file

Edit album entity

  • Add cover art field
  • Add genre field entity reference
  • Add artist field entity reference
  • Add multivalve songs field

Create album entity reference view

Edit review entity

  • Add album field

Edit album entity reference view

  1. Show album name

  2. Show album cover art

  3. Show artist name

  4. Show genre

to create this:

Create album entity

Create artist entity

Create song entity

Create artist entity reference view

  • Show name field

Create genre taxonomy

  • Find genres enumeration
  • Download enumeration
  • Add genres enumeration

Create genre entity reference view

Edit song entity

  • Add genre field
  • Add artist entity reference field
  • Add audio file

Add song entity reference view

  • Show song name
  • show song genre
  • Show song audio file

Edit album entity

  • Add cover art field
  • Add genre field entity reference
  • Add artist field entity reference
  • Add multivalve songs field

Create album entity reference view

Edit review entity

  • Add album field

Edit album entity reference view

  1. Show album name

  2. Show album cover art

  3. Show artist name

  4. Show genre

we need a high level view

STANDARDIZATION

STANDARDIZATION

Spotify

Spotify

Foursquare

Echonest

Ticketmaster 

Album review

Ticketmaster 

ASCAP

Third-party APIs

album

concert

ticket

venue

song

genre

ARTIST

Semantic content model creation

How to do it in Drupal now

What the future holds

SEMANTIC CONTENT CREATION

How to do it in Drupal now 

What the future holds

the content owner

Responsible for managing the creation, storage and distribution of content.

the content author

Responsible for researching, and creating the individual pieces of content

don't make me think

don't break my flow

SOME BACKGROUND

RDFaCE: RDFa Content Editor 

linked data tools demo

for Drupal 8

the future

never force authors to write markup

semantic tools in the wysiwyg

It should be the responsibility of a content management system to, as much as possible, interpret the intention of the author and structure the content accordingly

THE smart cms

take aways

  • Labor-saving tools for site builders and authors can be the catalyst for linked data
  • Drupal 8 now has the first level of tools for this
  • We will soon have more powerful tools
  • The future is a smart CMS in which more and more semantic meaning is inferred from the author by machine learning

 

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