lilina: enriching feeds

lilina 0.6.1-pre1 is out. This version is a big step towards the direction I initialy imagined lilina should go. There are many bug fixes, minor functionality improvments and code clean-up, but what I call “content enrichment”.

By “content enrichment” I mean that lilna uses additional sources to enrich the feeds received by sites. One such source is lilina will automaticaly look up each URL at and see if there are any tags associated with it. If so, they will be shown. next to the post title like this

The second source is Google. Using the Google Web APIs, lilina will query Google for the words contained in the post’s title and show the top 10 results. lilina+google
(you have to obtain a key from Google to enable your lilina installation to use this feature).

You can see lilina in action at my linkblog. Visit lilina project homepage.

7 Responses to lilina: enriching feeds

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  2. Warren Smith says:

    Nice work. It is great to see development in this area and I particularly enjoy smart stuff like this that is also simplistic enough not to be dependant upon a database. Good going. There I’ve actually posted in the right place.

  3. Roch Smith says:

    Impressive! However, I’m wondering if you might considering further development on two paths. As cool as it is to have the Google links added to the aggregated feeds, it is a feature that complicates and gets in the way of what I’m using Lilina for. We are trying to build a community around original content and the “content enrichment” is counter to that use.

    From my point of view, I would like to see come advancements from 0.5.2 that do not include the Google and additions. From 0.5.2, what would be useful are:

    1) A method for handling items that do not have a “Title.” Perhaps using the first n characters of the item or description to create the “show” hyperlink.

    2) The ability to properly parse RSS URLs that have the “~” character in them.

    3) An optional method (toggle on or off) of categorizing feeds (Business, technology, politics, etc.)

  4. akc says:

    Just installed pre-2 and in fact lilina for the first time — thanks for the excellent functionality and ready-to-use presentation. Hope to test the Google API later.

  5. Very cool, I really like the idea of looking up delicious tags for each URL.

  6. Panayotis says:

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  7. KO says:

    I really like lilana – I just had one feature request: Can feeds be assigned categories/tags? So in the sidebar I have a listing of tags, and when i click on them it only shows the feeds assigned that category/star.