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Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group now closed

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:42:37 -0500
Message-ID: <451D3EED.4@w3.org>
To: w3c-ac-members@w3.org, public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Cc: chairs@w3.org
Dear Advisory Committee Representatives, Working Group participants, and Chairs,

Based on the successful completion of its deliverables, the Semantic Web Best
Practices and Deployment Working Group is now closed.

Please join us in congratulating all participants on the successful completion
of the group's deliverables. We wish to thank co-Chairs Guus Schreiber and
David Wood for their leadership and contributions to W3C.

More information about the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working
Group is available on their home page:


Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment
Working Group Achievements

The Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group was chartered to
provide hands-on support for developers of Semantic Web applications in
various forms, ranging from engineering guidelines, ontology / vocabulary
repositories to educational material and demo applications. During its
lifetime the group produced these W3C technical reports:

Working Group Notes

  Defining N-ary Relations on the Semantic Web: Use With
    12 April 2006

  Representing Classes As Property Values on the Semantic Web
    5 April 2005

  Representing Specified Values in OWL: "value partitions" and
  "value sets"
    17 May 2005

  A Semantic Web Primer for Object-Oriented Software Developers
    9 March 2006

  A Survey of RDF/Topic Maps Interoperability Proposals
    10 February 2006

  XML Schema Datatypes in RDF and OWL
    14 March 2006

Working Drafts

  Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies
    14 March 2006

  Image Annotation on the Semantic Web
    22 March 2006

  RDF/A Primer 1.0; Embedding RDF in XHTML
    10 March 2006

  RDF/OWL Representation of WordNet
    19 June 2006

  SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification
    2 November 2005

  SKOS Core Guide
    2 November 2005

  Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the Semantic Web
    17 May 2005

  Time Ontology in OWL
    27 September 2006

Next Steps

The new Semantic Web Deployment Working Group [1] has been chartered to
continue work on practical RDF development and deployment practices in the
areas of publishing vocabularies, OWL usage, and integrating RDF with HTML
documents. The group's first teleconference is 10 October 2006.

    [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/

The new Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group [2] has been
established to develop strategies and materials to increase awareness and
educate the Web community regarding related Semantic Web solutions and
technologies. This group is planning to hold its first face-to-face meeting
mid November in the Boston area.

    [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/

The W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group [3] is working on materials to
increase metadata interoperability, add formal semantics to, and provide best
practices for annotation of metadata for multimedia content in the Web. This
group began in June 2006.

    [3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/

This announcement follows the Process Document section 5.5 "Activity Closure" [4].

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Susan Lesch, W3C Communications Team

[4] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/activities#ActivityTermination

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