Calais which is a metadata generation web service that is powered by Reuters is offering up a $5,000.00 bounty to anyone who can develop a plugin that meets the following criteria.
- Tag auto suggestion: Using the content of the blog entry the plugin will provide a list of suggested semantic tags. For example, if the post talks about company “a” buying company “b” the plugin would suggest “Acquisition”, “Company A” and “Company B” as potential tags
- Semantic cloud: We all love tag clouds and we’d like to take it a step further. The plugin should support the generation of a configurable semantic tag cloud of entities and facts derived from the blog’s content
- GUID Incorporation: The Calais web service returns a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) for each document submitted. The plugin should modify the RSS feed for the site to incorporate the GUID in a TBD location.
Calais looks like they will be holding future bounties. However, they have yet to post any information as to what those future projects might be.Calais has opened up a forum where you can discuss the bounty and contest programs. Good luck!