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Experience API (xAPI) Vocabulary & Semantic Interoperability Community Group created

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Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:30:46 +0000
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The Experience API (xAPI) Vocabulary & Semantic Interoperability Community Group has been launched:
  http://www.w3.org/community/xapivocabulary/

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Currently Experience API (xAPI) mostly focuses on providing “structural”
interoperability via JavaScript Object Notation Language (JSON).
Structural interoperability defines the syntax of the data exchange and
ensures the data exchanged between systems can be interpreted at the
data field level. In comparison, semantic interoperability leverages the
structural interoperability of the data exchange, but provides a
vocabulary so other systems and consumers can also interpret the data.
Analytics produced by xAPI statements would benefit from more consistent
and semantic approaches to describing domain-specific verbs. The xAPI
specification recommends implementers to adopt community-defined
vocabularies, but the only current guidance is to provide very basic, 
human-readable identifier metadata (e.g., literal string name(display),
description). The main objective of the Vocabulary and Semantic
Interoperability Working Group (WG) is to research machine-readable,
semantic technologies (e.g., RDF, JSON-LD) in order to produce guidance
for Communities of Practice (CoPs) on creating, publishing, or managing
controlled vocabulary datasets (e.g., verbs). 

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To join:
  http://www.w3.org/community/xapivocabulary/join

If you do not have one already, you will need a W3C account to join:
  http://www.w3.org/accounts/request

This is a community initiative. W3C's hosting of this group does not
imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/#how-do-we-choose-a-chair

For more information about getting started in the new group, see:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/#how-do-we-get-started-in-a-new-group

and good practice for running a group:
 http://www.w3.org/community/about/good-practice-for-running-a-group/

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Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
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