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What is the Open Web? I just arrived at O'Reilly's Sebastopol Campus where they're holding a *Camp event on the open web, eponymously named "Open Web Foo Camp".

What is the Open Web?

A few days ago I was speaking with Jim Dwyer of the New York Times about the Federated Indie Social Web vs. sharecropping and site death (more on that in another post), and he happened to ask me (probably because I mentioned it in passing), what is, or what do I mean by "the open web". At the time I didn't have a working definition, but apparently provided an answer good enough for a self-described non-technical journalist to "get" what is the open web. Linked Data Patterns. XHTML+RDFa: chemical examples. Steffen asked me if I could also provide a few examples on how to actually put RDF triples in the HTML, as the template I gave yesterday is a mere empty canvas to draw the triples on.

XHTML+RDFa: chemical examples

There are actually various examples in my blog, which I will summarize here. Before I start, I like to put some emphasize on the following RDFa pattern. An RDF resource that serves as subject is always mapped to a HTML element. Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret. Given the amount of industry noise about native video and scripted animations, you’d be forgiven if you had never heard of the new microdata specification included in HTML5.

Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret

Similar to outside efforts like Microformats, HTML5′s microdata offers a way of extend HTML by adding custom vocabularies to your pages. The easiest way to understand it is to consider a common use case. Let’s say you want list details about a business on your page — the name, address, telephone number and so on. HTML5 Microdata: Why isn’t anyone talking about it? Written by Brian Cray on September 8th, 2010 Many big web design blogs are raving about HTML5, as they should be. But if you read many of them, [1, 2, 3], you'll be bombarded with an over-publicizing of header, article, footer, et. al tags, which reminds me of circa 2002 when we were all jumping onto the XHTML bandwagon. But 8 years later where'd XHTML get us? Suddenly we're moving back to HTML. FISE - Enhancement Engines. Annotation-ontology - Project Hosting on Google Code.

Ciccarese P, Ocana M, Castro LJG, Das S, Clark, T.

annotation-ontology - Project Hosting on Google Code

An Open Annotation Ontology for Science on Web 3.0. J Biomed Semantics 2011, 2(Suppl 2):S4 (17 May 2011) Please read this carefully: Specification is undergoing changes. Media Fragments URI 1.0. Representing Content in RDF 1.0. [contents] Abstract This document is a specification for a vocabulary to represent content in the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

Representing Content in RDF 1.0

This vocabulary is intended to provide a flexible framework within different usage scenarios to semantically represent any type of content, be it on the Web or in local storage media. For example, it can be used by web quality assurance tools such as web accessibility evaluation tools to record a representation of the assessed web content, including text, images, or other types of formats. Untitled. ISO 3166 RDF Representation. Latest version: This version:

ISO 3166 RDF Representation

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog. Southampton ECS Web Team › The Modeller. I’ve invented a new Batman villain.

Southampton ECS Web Team › The Modeller

His name is “The Modeller” and his scheme is to model Gotham city entirely accurately in a way that is of no practical value to anybody. He has an OWL which sits on his shoulder which has the power to absorb huge amounts of time and energy. The Modeller In the first issue, “Batman vs the Modeller” the modeller gets away by confusing batman as to exactly which incarnation he currently is (Frank Miller, Golden age or Batman Begins) which forces Batman into an identity crisis where he registers different URIs and FOAF profiles for Batman and Bruce Wayne.

Welcome to Linked Open Data Around the Clock. Semantic Copyright. Introducing fise, the Open Source RESTful Semantic Engine, Nuxeo Developers Blog. Edit: fise is now known as the Stanbol Enhancer component of the Apache Stanbol incubating project.

Introducing fise, the Open Source RESTful Semantic Engine, Nuxeo Developers Blog

As a member of the IKS european project Nuxeo contributes to the development of an Open Source software project named fise whose goal is to help bring new and trendy semantic features to CMS by giving developers a stack of reusable HTTP semantic services to build upon. As such concepts might be new to some readers, the first part of this blog post is presented as a Q&A. What is a Semantic Engine? A semantic engine is a software component that extracts the meaning of a electronic document to organize it as partially structured knowledge and not just as a piece of unstructured text content.

The web, the world, us, you and them. Very raw, sometimes verbatim but doubtless flawed notes from Harry Wood‘s excellent talk at Open Data Institute in London.

the web, the world, us, you and them

#odifridays Many thanks to Harry for a great talk and to ODI for putting together these lunchtime lectures. The ODI have also published slides and audio from the talk. RDF Schemas Directory. Code 4 Lib 2010 The Linked Library Data Cloud: Stop Talking and Start Doing. The Registry! The Fate of the Semantic Web. Overview Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has worked along with many others in the internet community for more than a decade to achieve his next big dream: the semantic web.

The Fate of the Semantic Web

His vision is a web that allows software agents to carry out sophisticated tasks for users, making meaningful connections between bits of information so that “computers can perform more of the tedious work involved in finding, combining, and acting upon information on the web.” Some 895 experts responded to the invitation of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center to predict the likely progress toward achieving the goals of the semantic web by the year 2020. Semantic Web For Hack Days. Extending HTML5 — Microformats. While HTML5 has a bunch of semantic elements, including new ones like <article> and <nav>, sometimes there just isn’t an element with the right meaning.

What we want are ways to extend what we’ve got, to add extra semantics that are machine-readable — data that a browser, script, or robot can use. Native ways to extend HTML There were five fundamental ways we could extend HTML 4: <meta> elementclass attributerel attributerev attributeprofile attribute In HTML5, rev has fallen by the wayside, becoming obsolete since hardly anyone used it correctly, and because it can be replaced by rel. profile is also obsolete, and there is no support for namespaces in HTML5.

Tingle's Technology Notes (linked data. I Have Yet to Metadata I Didn’t Like. At the SemTech conference earlier this summer there was a kind of vuvuzela-like buzzing in the background. And, like the World Cup games on television, in play at the same time as the conference, I found the droning to be just as irritating. That droning was a combination of the sense of righteousness in the superiority of linked data matched with a reprise of the “chicken-and-egg” argument that plagued the early years of semantic Web advocacy [1]. SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System - home page. SKOS is an area of work developing specifications and standards to support the use of knowledge organization systems (KOS) such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists and taxonomies within the framework of the Semantic Web ...

[read more] Alignment between SKOS and new ISO 25964 thesaurus standard (2012-12-13) Semantic Web. All things cataloged. View topic - Microdata implementation. Freebase. Swirrl: Online Database Software.