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RDFa usage for SKOS applications

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:43:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4A9260CE.9080104@w3.org>
To: W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
This is just an info...

One area where RDFa is increasingly used is when major subject
hierarchies are encoded into SKOS; and this may not be well known by the
RDFa community, so I just draw attention here. There was a news item on
a such an application on rdfa.info[1], but let me just draw attention on
two similar projects

- The Library of Congress publishes its subject heading ('authorities')
in SKOS[2]. But, if you go to a specific subject directly (eg, Semantic
Web[3]), that page is encoded in RDFa, too.
- There has just been an announcement on the LOD mailing list[4] on the
work _starting_ to do the same for the Dewey Classification Scheme

The combination of SKOS and RDFa seems be a powerful and important
application area!


[2] http://id.loc.gov/authorities/search/
[3] http://id.loc.gov/authorities/sh2002000569

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