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Re: New Intro to RDF

From: Shashi Kant <shashi.mit@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 07:18:28 -0400
Message-ID: <4d19a3630510040418y2ae77418ndad45e7fd303d858@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joshua Tauberer <tauberer@for.net>
Cc: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>

This is a very well written document on RDF.
I would hope that you could maintain and update this page and add
suggestions from SemWeb gurus, so that it might become even more useful.



On 10/3/05, Joshua Tauberer <tauberer@for.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> As probably everyone on the list knows, there's a lot of negative
> opinions of RDF out there, and it seems like some of this stems from a
> confusion of RDF the XML format and RDF the general method for
> expressing knowledge. But, I haven't come across a deep explanation of
> what RDF-the-method is that we can point people to so they know there's
> more to RDF than the serialization format.
> I know such a document may very well exist, but I figured I would take a
> stab at writing one myself. (If it has no value for anyone else, at
> least I gained a deeper understand of RDF by writing it :-). What I
> wrote is posted at:
> http://taubz.for.net/code/semweb/whatisrdf/
> The goal was to introduce RDF from the beginning, show why it's useful
> for modeling knowledge in a distributed way, and to give a basic
> presentation of RDFS and OWL.
> It's long for an introduction as I tried to be as explicit as possible
> about what defines RDF (at least in my understanding of RDF). A shorter
> to-the-point version could be synthesized from this.
> Comments welcome, especially if you think it was worth the time writing.
> :)
> --
> - Joshua Tauberer
> http://taubz.for.net
> ** Nothing Unreal Exists **
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