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W3C Weekly News - 23 October 2003

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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 10:38:41 -0400
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       18 October - 23 October 2003

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W3C Holds Its First Outreach Event in Mainland China

   The China International Forum on WWW's Development 2003 will be held
   in Beijing on 12-13 November. Ivan Herman, Philipp Hoschka, Richard
   Ishida, Shi Zhongzhi, Judy Brewer, and Matthew May present keynotes
   and tutorials. Attendees will discuss the future of the Web,
   accessibility, SVG, the mobile Web, the Semantic Web and
   internationalization. Registration is open. The event is co-organized
   by the China Computer Federation and the W3C Office in Hong Kong.


W3C Launches Spanish Office

   W3C is pleased to announce the opening of the W3C Spanish Office in
   Oviedo, Spain. The Office is hosted by the Fundacion para el Fomento
   de la Investigacion Cientifica y la Tecnologia (FICYT). Francisco
   Sanchez is Office Manager. Vicente Alvarez-Areces, Luis
   Iturrioz-Vinuela, Jesus Garcia, Daniel Dardailler, Marie-Claire
   Forgue and Ivan Herman presented at the opening ceremonies on 20
   October in Oviedo. Read the press release and about W3C Offices.


MathML 2.0 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released the "Mathematical Markup
   Language (MathML) Version 2.0 (Second Edition)" as a W3C
   Recommendation. The specification has been reviewed by the W3C
   Membership, who favor its adoption by industry. MathML is an XML
   application that allows mathematical notation and content to be
   served, received and processed on the Web. The second edition
   contains clarifications and errata corrections. Read the testimonials
   and visit the Math home page.


Metalog 2.0b Released

   Metalog 2.0b is a reasoning system built for the Semantic Web that
   adds a query layer on top of RDF. Developed by Massimo Marchiori,
   Antonio Epifani and Samuele Trevisan, Metalog is user friendly and
   makes reasoning and thinking about the Web easy through an interface
   similar to natural language. Download Metalog for Windows and Linux.
   Free source code is available.


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