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World Wide Web Consortium RDF Resource Description Framework Metadata


Metadata and RDF– RDF Resource Description Framework –

"RDF is a declarative language and provides a standard way for using XML, to represent metadata in the form of statements
about properties and relationships of items on the Web".

"The RDF specifications provide a lightweight ONTOLOGY system to support the exchange of knowledge on the Web".

"Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a standard for describing resources on the web.

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The Resource Description Framework. (RDF)

W3C Recommendation 10 February 2004

W3C - World Wide Web Consortium

W3C's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment.

This enhances the functionality and interoperability of the Web.

RDF Specification Development:

The RDF Specifications build on URI and XML technologies.

The RDF suite of specifications consist of:

pointerRDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised).  W3C Recommendation. Dave Beckett, ed.

pointerRDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema.  W3C Recommendation. Dan Brickley, R.V. Guha, eds.

pointerRDF Primer.  W3C Recommendation. Frank Manola, Eric Miller, eds.

pointerResource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts and Abstract Syntax.  W3C Recommendation. Graham Klyne, Jeremy Carroll, eds.

pointerRDF Semantics.  W3C Recommendation. Patrick Hayes, ed.

pointerRDF Test Cases  W3C Recommendation. Jan Grant, Dave Beckett, eds.

These documents are intended to jointly replace the original Resource Description Framework specifications,

•  RDF Model and Syntax   (1999 Recommendation) .

•  RDF Schema  (1999 Proposed Recommendation).

RDF along with OWL are Semantic Web specifications.

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for representing information about resources in the World Wide Web.

Metadata Architecture and the OWL specifications which build on RDF and provide language for defining structured, Web-based ontologies which enable richer integration and interoperability of data among descriptive communities. (Networked Engineering - Engineering Knowledge Management)

The Semantic Web is not a very fast growing technology.

top1. Target group.

Entrepreneurs, professionnels and managers.

top2. Aim of the course

Introducing the importance and the most important components of this model, like

infrastructure ,for the web of the next generation.

RDF is a recommendation (since 10 February 2004) of the World Wide Web Consortium to the exchange and to the storage of more structured like Semi-structured data in the WWW.

Unlike in XML, RDF enables the mixture of data more differently and it makes possible the independent use of data.
RDF models will be as XML- documents stored, data could be stored both in the basic serialization syntax and the basic abbreviated syntax.

RDF/XML isn't the only representation of an RDF model, a simple and strictly-defined textual format for RDF graphs, is named N-Triples.

Objective: Get an overview about the RDF; acquire capacity to work with RDF.

top3. Content of the course

Overview about RDF - historical development - The Cambridge Communiqué
Background knowledge about Web resources (concerning the meaning and the content):

top 4.Internet & WWW - Architecture of the WORLD WIDE WEB.

Today - Architecture of the WORLD WIDE WEB


Documents available from the Web or from any digital representation constitute a significant SOURCE of KNOWLEDGE to be represented, handled and queried.

top5. Course duration

Ca. ... Std.Deeper involvement through private conversation is possible.
Reference: The advisor Dipl. Ing. Johann Magori - CAE system specialist- member of the engineer chamber in Hessen

- Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune -

Oscar Wilde "

The European Community has defined a new strategic goal:
- to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. -

"European Council - March 2000-Lisbon / Barcelona 2002"

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