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Knitting the Semantic Web.


Knitting the Semantic Web A collaboration of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and others to provide a standard for defining data on the Web. The Semantic Web uses XML tags that conform to Resource Description Framework and Web Ontology Language formats (see RDF and OWL). .

Ed. by Jane Greenberg and Eva Mendez.

Haworth Pr.


257 pages




Greenburg (information and library sciences, U. of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 at Chapel Hill) and Mendez (librarianship and information science, Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, Spain) assemble 12 articles that discuss how and why librarians and other information professionals should build a more library-like internet through "semantic knitting"--creating a more closely joined relationship between information. They present Semantic Web foundations, standards, tools, projects (such as RDF (Resource Description Framework) A recommendation from the W3C for creating meta-data structures that define data on the Web. RDF is designed to provide a method for classification of data on Web sites in order to improve searching and navigation (see Semantic Web). , the Simple Knowledge Organization System, and Friend Of A Friend), and philosophical ideas. Article authors work in Semantic Web development, knowledge management, library science, information and media studies, application development, and other fields in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  and Europe. The book is aimed at professionals, researchers, educators, and students in library and information science, computer science, information architecture, Web design, and Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. . It has been co-published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, vol. 43, nos. 3/4, 2007.

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