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Re: Fwd: the white house uses RDFa

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:57:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4981999B.3010600@w3.org>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
CC: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Jeni,

http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/

is the current list of things, and

http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/submit.html

gives some more details of the mechanics...

Thanks!

Ivan




Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Jeni,
> 
> If you've been wondering why your ears have been burning...
> 
> Ivan asked whether you'd be able to add the London Gazette project as
> a case study to the list of semweb use cases, linked to in his comment
> below.
> 
> I'm CCing him because I'm not quite sure how you go about it. :)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
> Date: Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM
> Subject: Re: the white house uses RDFa
> To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
> Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa
> <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
> 
> 
> Hi Mark
> 
> Putting my SW Activity hat one for once:-)
> 
> Do you think we could have a SW Use Case for the gazette case? Ie, an
> entry to
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/
> 
> I do not have the necessary personal contacts for this, you may have them...
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Ivan
> 
> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>> Hi Manu,
>>
>>> Pardon me as I retrieve my jaw from the floor...
>>>
>>> I thought government was supposed to be years behind the curve.
>> I also had to retrieve my jaw from the floor (although it was over a
>> year ago), when UK government departments undertook even more
>> ambitious RDFa projects.
>>
>> I did a presentation at XML 2008 in December on two projects that I've
>> been working on with the Central Office of Information:
>>
>>   <http://webbackplane.com/node/103>
>>
>> The key design criteria for both projects is that a number of
>> government departments should be able to use their existing publishing
>> tools to make important data available for re-use, but that the data
>> should be in a standard vocabulary.
>>
>> RDFa answers both requirements, because it can be embedded into HTML
>> -- meaning each department can choose its own method of publishing,
>> and other departments and third parties can extract it -- and that
>> it's RDF -- meaning that the data can be published using existing,
>> well known, vocabularies.
>>
>> And although I'm pleased with those projects, they weren't actually the first.
>>
>> Jeni Tennison had already been working with the Stationery Office on
>> RDFa-ising the London Gazette:
>>
>>   <http://2008.xtech.org/public/schedule/detail/528>
>>
>> This is an exciting project, and shows RDFa in a slightly different
>> scenario; there are certain categories of information for which there
>> is a legal requirement that they be published in the Gazette, such as
>> insolvencies, bankruptcies, certain types of roadworks, and so on. By
>> using RDFa to describe them when they are published, third-parties are
>> able to make use of the information, but the interesting thing is that
>> the information is authoritative.
>>
>> I would imagine that the increased publication of RDF-enabled
>> information by governments, using RDFa, will have an impact in turn on
>> encouraging the private sector to see RDFa as a viable semantic
>> publication mechanism.
>>
>> It all bodes well. :)
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mark
>>
> 
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> 
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> 
> 

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