Semantic Web


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10 Semantic Apps to Watch

One of the highlights of October's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco was the emergence of 'Semantic Apps' as a force. Note that we're not necessarily talking about the Semantic Web, which is the Tim Berners-Lee W3C led initiative that touts technologies like RDF, OWL and other standards for metadata. Semantic Apps may use those technologies, but not necessarily.
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W3C Semantic Web Logos and Policies

The three sides of the tri-color cube in these logos evoke the triplet of the RDF model. The peeled back lid invites you to Open Your Data to the Semantic Web!
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Web 9.75

Shelley Powers: We can talk about Web 1.0, or 2.0, or 3.0, but my favorite is Web 9.75, or Web Nine and Three-Quarters. It reminds me of the train platform in the Harry Potter books, which could only be found by wizards. In other words, only found by the people who need it, while the rest of the world thinks it's rubbish. There are as many webs as there are possible combinations of all technologies. Then again, there are many webs as people who access them, because we all have our own view of what we want the web to be. Thinking of the web this way keeps it a marvelously fluid and ever changing platform from which to leap unknowing and unseeing. When we name the web, however, give it numbers and constrain it about with rigid descriptions and manufactured requirements, then we really are putting the iron into the cloud; clipping our wings, forcing our feet down paths of others' making. That's not the way to open doors to innovation; that's just the way to sell more seats to a conference.
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Semantic Annotations for WSDL

W3C Working Draft 30 June 2006. This document describes a set of extension attributes for the Web Services Description Language Version 2.0 (WSDL 2.0) [WSDL 2.0] that describes the semantics of WSDL 2.0 components. The specification defines how such semantic annotation is accomplished using references to semantic models, e.g. ontologies, defined outside the WSDL 2.0 document.
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Why the World is ready for the Semantic Web

Some people argue that although the Semantic Web technologies are all in place, the world isn’t ready for the Semantic Web vision yet; that we’re still a couple of years away from fully embracing and adopting Semantic Web principles and attitudes. Perhaps, though, the opposite is closer to the truth: that some of the biggest and best projects on the web today are based on Semantic Web principles - they just don’t happen to be using Semantic Web technologies.
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Order from Chaos - How can ontologies and the Semantic Web help us structure the world's semi-structured information?

ACM Queue vol. 3, no. 8 - October 2005 by Natalya Noy, Stanford University
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OASIS Technical Committees - UBL Naming and Design Rules

The purpose of the NDR SC is to recommend to the TC rules and guidelines for normative-form schema design, instance design, and markup naming, and write and maintain documentation of these rules and guidelines.
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Semantic Web Architecture: Stack or Two Towers?

Horrocks et al discuss language architecture for the Semantic Web, and in particular different proposals for extending this architecture with a rules component. They argue that an architecture that maximises compatibility with existing languages, in particular RDF and OWL, will benefit the development of the Semantic Web, and still allow for forms of closed world assumption and negation as failure.
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WWW at 15 years: looking forward - Web for real people

Tim Berners-Lee keynote at WWW2005 on 11 May 2005.
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XML Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)

This document is the official spec for the Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL). A RDDL document, called a Resource Directory, provides a package of information about some target, including human-readable descriptive material about the target, and a directory of individual resources related to the target, each directory entry containing descriptive material and linked to the resource in question.
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Semantic Web to be Berners-Lee's second success?

WWW10 report from xmlhack: With the Semantic Web, Tim Berners-Lee is attempting to reproduce the technique that worked so well with the Web -- a simple concept magnified by billion of distributed sites. However, more effort will be needed to convince the skeptics.
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