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RDF and OWL are W3C Proposed Recommendations

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 11:57:29 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-Id: <20031217115729.399b4fb4.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

This hasn't been mentioned so far.

I quote from the W3C announcements below, but my summary is: this
round of RDF and OWL standards work is pretty much done and implemented.

Dave


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Resource Description Framework (RDF) Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

15 December 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the
Resource Description Framework (RDF) to Proposed
Recommendation. Comments are invited through 19 January. The RDF
language is presented in six technical reports. RDF is used to
represent information and to exchange knowledge in the Web. Read
about the Semantic Web Activity.

    * RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised) - Update for XML,
      namespaces, the Infoset, and XML Base
    * RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema - Describes
      how to use RDF to build RDF vocabularies. Defines a basic
      vocabulary and conventions for use by Semantic Web applications 
    * RDF Semantics - Formal mathematical theory for reasoning about RDF data
    * RDF Primer - An introduction for all readers
    * RDF Test Cases - Machine-processable test cases
    * Resource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts and Abstract
      Syntax - Syntax, design goals, concepts, the meaning of RDF
      documents, character normalization and handling of URI
      references
]]
-- http://www.w3.org/News/2003#item204

See also 
  RDF Core working group http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/
  Implementation report http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/20030331-advance.html


and my own RDF guide with hundreds of related software and documents
  http://www.ilrt.bristol.ac.uk/discovery/rdf/resources/


[[
OWL Web Ontology Language Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

15 December 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the
OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments
are invited through 19 January. OWL is used to publish and share sets
of terms called ontologies, supporting advanced Web search, software
agents and knowledge management. Read about the Semantic Web
Activity. The OWL language is presented in six parts: 

    * Overview - A simple introduction
    * Guide - Demonstrates OWL through an extended example. Provides a glossary
    * Reference - A compact, informal description of OWL modelling primitives
    * Semantics and Abstract Syntax - Normative definition of the OWL language
    * Test Cases - Test cases illustrating correct OWL usage, the
      formal meaning of constructs, and resolution of
      issues. Specifies conformance
    * Use Cases and Requirements - Usage scenarios, goals and
      requirements for a Web ontology language
]]
-- http://www.w3.org/News/2003#item203

See also 
  WebONT working group http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/
  OWL Implementations http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/impls
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