Subject Listing for Standards


Axioms of Web Architecture 3: Metadata Architecture (Documents, Metadata and Links)

Description:
This informal discussion document by Tim Berners-Lee provides an outline of the role played by metadata and RDF in the broader Web architecture. Metadata was called "Metadata" because it started life, and is currently still chiefly, information about web resources, so data about data. In the future, when the metadata languages and engines are more developed, it should also form a strong basis for a web of machine understandable information about anything: about the people, things, concepts and ideas. We keep this fact in our minds in the design, even though the first step is to make a system for information about information."

Subject keywords:
W3C; RDF; metadata; architecture;

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arch stands

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Mozilla RDF / Z39.50 Integration Project

Description:
This is a project to investigate the integration of Z39.50 search capabilities with Mozilla's RDF-based information management environment. "There are thousands of networked Z39.50 servers in existence already. It should be possible to identify some mechanism whereby the Mozilla user interface allows people to send queries to these servers and have the resulting records appear within the standard Mozilla bookmarks/sitemaps interface."

Subject keywords:
mozilla; library; information retrieval; z39.50; search; OPAC; Mozilla; Netscape; bookmarks;

Subject areas:
z3950query rdfquery stands

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Press Release: W3C Issues Recommendation for Resource Description Framework (RDF)

Description:
W3C Press Release of 24 February 1999: Leading the Web to its full potential, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today releases the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax specification as a W3C Recommendation, representing cross-industry and expert community agreement on a wide range of features for using and providing metadata on the Web. A W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is stable, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor its adoption by the industry.

Subject keywords:
W3C; RDF

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stands

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RDF Interest Group charter

Description:
This is the charter of the RDF Interest Group. The RDF Interest Group is a forum for W3C Members and non-Members to discuss innovative metadata applications. The interest group will focus primarily on applications of the Resource Description Framework, potential future work items related to RDF, and the relationship of that work to other activities of W3C and to the broader social and legal context in which the Web is situated.

Subject keywords:
discussion; community; liaison; W3C

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stands

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Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Specification - W3C Recommendation 22 February 1999

Description:
This is the core RDF specification, defining an abstract data model and an XML-based syntax for (meta)data interchange on the Web. 'Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a foundation for processing metadata; it provides interoperability between applications that exchange machine-understandable information on the Web. RDF emphasizes facilities to enable automated processing of Web resources. RDF can be used in a variety of application areas; for example: in resource discovery to provide better search engine capabilities, in cataloging for describing the content and content relationships available at a particular Web site, page, or digital library, by intelligent software agents to facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange, in content rating, in describing collections of pages that represent a single logical "document", for describing intellectual property rights of Web pages, and for expressing the privacy preferences of a user as well as the privacy policies of a Web site. RDF with digital signatures will be key to building the "Web of Trust" for electronic commerce, collaboration, and other applications.'

Subject keywords:
W3C; standards; specifications;

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stands

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Resource Description Framework (RDF) Schema Specification - W3C Proposed Recommendation 03 March 1999

Description:
The RDF Schema specification describes the approach adopted in RDF for metadata vocabulary description, and defines a minimalist RDF vocabulary that can in turn be used to define application-specific vocabularies.

Subject keywords:
schema; type system; RDF; vocabulary; constraints;

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stands

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W3C Data Formats

Description:
The 'W3C Data Formats' document is a response to a frequently asked question about the relationship between the various specifications for data formats. "XML is becoming increasingly adopted as a common syntax for expressing structure in data. Now the resource Description Framework (RDF), a layer on top of XML, provides a common basis for expressing semantics. Applications which allow programs to combine data logically will be built using RDF (and therefor XML) and this will enhance the modularity and extensibility of the Web. This is essential to its rapid future growth, multiplying together the strengths of new, independently developed, applications. "

Subject keywords:
XML; RDF; PICS; P3P; architecture;

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arch stands

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W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF)

Description:
The W3C site is the primary authoritative point for information about the Resource Description Framework. It includes links to the current specifications, describes their status and links to other related W3C technologies such as PICS.

Subject areas:
apps stands papers rdfguide rdfparser

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XMLNews.org

Description:
XML News provides "a suite of specifications for exchanging news and information using open Web standards". The XMLNews-Meta specification is interesting as it is specified both as an RDF application and via an XML DTD.

Subject keywords:
XML; news;

Subject areas:
stands xmlapps rdfapps vocab

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