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Object Memory Modeling XG and RDFa

From: Alexander Kröner <Alexander.Kroener@dfki.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:42:09 +0200
Message-ID: <4E808F41.1070205@dfki.de>
To: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
CC: Sebastian Germesin <sebastian.germesin@dfki.de>, Massimo Romanelli <massimo.romanelli@dfki.de>, Jens Haupert <Jens.Haupert@dfki.de>, Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, "public-xg-omm@w3.org" <public-xg-omm@w3.org>, public-rdfa-wg@w3.org
Dear Manu Sporny, (dear all,)

the W3C Object Memory Modeling Incubator group (OMM XG, [1]) 
experimented with an RDFa-based encoding of the Object Memory Model 
(OMM, the main result of this XG). An example, which was validated with 
W3C RDFa Distiller and Parser, is located here:


We did a similar experiment, but not yet validated, with HTML5 and 


We first discussed this experiment with our colleague and RDFa WG member 
Sebastian Germesin, and now wanted to share our experiences. And of 
course we are interested in feedback concerning our attempt, e.g., if 
the OMM structure could be expressed in a more accurate or simpler way.

Once we agree on the representation, we might also proceed with a 
discussion of our "user experience" with RDFa, if you are interested in 

Then, we would like to present this experiment more prominently on the 
OMM XG's homepage, and maybe it's also of interest for the RDFa WG's 
"examples in the wild" section.


Background (general): The OMM XG is investigating the modeling of an 
"object memory" - roughly spoken, a continuously growing data record 
that is associated with a physical artifact. The OMM, which is in the 
XG's focus of interest, describes the structure of the object memory. 
Basically, this structure consists in a (temporal) sequence of data 
blocks - for an abstract overview (not up to date), please see [2]. Use 
cases of the OMM typically make reference to processes which involve man 
or machine interaction with an artifact, e.g., documenting artifact 
provenance, logging data for product integrity, and communicating 
instructions in automated production processes.

Background (RDFa): The XG is particularly interested in making object 
memories available on Web pages - starting from a URL bound to the 
artifact, the group would like to provide access in a way accessible to 
humans as well as machines. Therefore, the question came up if the OMM 
structures could be embedded in Web pages via Microdata and/or RDFa.

With best regards,
   Alexander Kröner (OMM XG Chair)

### References
[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/omm/


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