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C Semantic Web Activity

C Semantic Web Activity
The Semantic Web is a web of data. There is lots of data we all use every day, and it is not part of the web. I can see my bank statements on the web, and my photographs, and I can see my appointments in a calendar. But can I see my photos in a calendar to see what I was doing when I took them? Can I see bank statement lines in a calendar? Why not? The Semantic Web is about two things. See also the activity news for an account of recent events, publications, etc. The following groups are part of the Semantic Web Activity. Active Groups Semantic Web Coordination Group The Semantic Web Coordination Group is tasked to provide a forum for managing the interrelationships and interdependencies among groups focusing on standards and technologies that relate to this goals of the Semantic Web Activity. RDFa Working Group RDF Working Group The mission of the RDF Working Group, is to update the 2004 version of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Recommendation. Linked Data Platform Working Group

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Semantic Web The Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by international standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).[1] The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web, dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a "web of data". The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF).[2] According to the W3C, "The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries".[2] The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee for a web of data that can be processed by machines.[3]

The Semantic Web In Breadth English | Italian by Aaron Swartz (with much assistance) Note: This piece speaks about the different parts of the Semantic Web and how they fit together. Cool URIs for the Semantic Web Abstract The Resource Description Framework RDF allows the users to describe Web documents and resources from the real world—people, organisations, things—in a computer-processable way. Publishing such descriptions on the Web creates the Semantic Web. URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) are very important, forming the link between RDF and the Web. Twinkle: A SPARQL Query Tool Twinkle is a simple GUI interface that wraps the ARQ SPARQL query engine. The tool should be useful both for people wanting to learn the SPARQL query language, as well as those doing Semantic Web development. Twinkle was originally inspired by Elliotte Harold's XQuisitor which provides a simple GUI interface for playing with XQuery.

The Semantic Web in Action Editor's Note: We are posting this feature from our December 2007 issue because of a discussion on the semantic web at ScienceOnline09. Six years ago in this magazine, Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila unveiled a nascent vision of the Semantic Web: a highly interconnected network of data that could be easily accessed and understood by any desktop or handheld machine. They painted a future of intelligent software agents that would head out on the World Wide Web and automatically book flights and hotels for our trips, update our medical records and give us a single, customized answer to a particular question without our having to search for information or pore through results. Since then skeptics have said the Semantic Web would be too difficult for people to understand or exploit. Not so.

Semantic Web I have an idea that I think is very important but I haven’t yet polished to the point where I’m comfortable sharing it. I’m going to share it anyway, unpolished, because I think it’s that useful. So here I am, handing you a dull, gray stone, and I’m saying there’s a diamond inside. SemanticWebTools - ESW Wiki REDIRECT New SemanticWiki Tools Page As of 12:50, 14 January 2010, this page is no longer maintained and should not be changed. The content has been transferred to (Changes made here after the above date may not be reflected on the new page!) Please consult and possibly modify that page.

Linked things « So this is the question: do you always need separate URIs for non-information resources and the information resource? That is do you need an identifier for both the document and the thing the document is about? Your answer to that question will depend a lot on your attitudes to the semantic web project. Now until recently I would have said “yes you do need both”, but recently I’ve been thinking that perhaps it’s not quite so black and white.

XFN - XHTML Friends Network XFN™ (XHTML Friends Network) is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks. In recent years, blogs and What is Web 3.0? The Next Generation Web: Search Context for Online Information The war of words between technology evangelists about Web 3.0 continues and, in particular, a series of blog posts were exchanged between Tim O’Reilly and Nova Spivack about the merits of “Web 3.0.” What Is the Difference Between Web 3.0 and Web 2.0? While O’Reilly believes that Web 3.0 is an extension of Web 2.0, Spivak - regarded as a champion of the term Web 3.0 - believes it will be a third generation web approximately between 2010 and 2020. In order to understand Web 3.0, we must balance it against the existing Web 2.0. In the Web 2.0 universe, searching Google for “Gary Price” will yield a plethora of unrelated hits. Web 3.0 solves this problem by providing context to searching for online information.

Focus on Metadata: Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 19, 2010 - 12:27pm Today, we face a significant time of change that is being prompted by today’s library user. This user no longer visits the physical library as his primary source of information, but seeks and creates information while connected to the global computer network.

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