Framework for the semantic web: an RDF tutorial

  • Decker S
  • Mitra P
  • Melnik S
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Abstract

The current World Wide Web supports mainly human browsing and
searching of textual content. This model has become less and less
adequate as the mass of available information increases. What is
required instead is a model that supports integrated and uniform access
to information sources and services as well as intelligent applications
for information processing on the Web. Such a model requires standard
mechanisms for interchanging data and handling different data semantics.
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a step in this direction.
RDF provides a data model that supports fast integration of data sources
by bridging semantic differences. It is often used (and was initially
designed) for representing metadata about other Web resources, such as
XML files. However, representing metadata about the Web is not different
from representing data generally. Thus, RDF can be used as a general
framework for data exchange on the Web

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Authors

  • Stefan Decker

  • Prasenjit Mitra

  • Sergey Melnik

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