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Abstracts of each of the APIs

From: Benjamin Adrian <benjamin.adrian@dfki.de>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:03:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4DBAD328.1030909@dfki.de>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi,

In order to distinguish between the three APIs,
I collected the current proposals of abstracts:


RDFa API
<p>RDFa [[!RDFA-CORE]] enables authors to publish structured information
that is both human- and machine-readable. Concepts that have
traditionally been difficult for machines to detect, like people,
places, events, music, movies,  and recipes, are now easily marked up in
Web documents. While publishing this data is vital to the growth of <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data">Linked Data</a>, using
the information to improve the collective utility of the Web for
humankind is the true goal. To accomplish this goal, it must be simple
for Web developers to extract and utilize structured information from a
Web document. This document details such a mechanism; an RDFa
Application Programming Interface (RDFa API) that allows simple
extraction and usage of structured information from a Web document.</p>

RDF API
<p>The Resource Description Framework [[!RDF-CONCEPTS]] enables
information providers to attach general metadata to published web
resources. This metadata intends to be machine-interpretable so that web
developers can access it by programming languages in order to create
applications for i.e., crawling, aggregating, summarizing, or
highlighting contained information. While publishing RDF data on the web
is vital to the growth of <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data">Linked Data</a>, using
the information to improve the collective utility of the Web for
humankind is the true goal. To accomplish this goal, the RDF Application
Programming Interface (RDF API) defines a set of standardized interfaces
for working with RDF data in a web-based programming environment.</p>

RDF Interfaces
<p>The Resource Description Framework [[!RDF-CONCEPTS]] offers
developers a portable representation of information on the Web. Although
a huge number of programming libraries exists that support developers to
deal with RDF, a standardized specification of RDF concepts is still
missing for web-based programming languages especially in ECMAScript.
The RDF Interfaces define a set of standardized data structures for
programming with RDF concepts in a web developement environment.</p>

Best regards,

Ben

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