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Knud Möller – RDFa everywhere

Web Directions South 2010, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 14 11.45am.

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RDFa is a W3C standard for embedding semantic metadata directly into HTML web pages. While early work on RDFa dates back to 2004, it recently gathered a lot of uptake and traction through the adoption by big players such as Google, Yahoo! and Facebook. This has put the Semantic Web into the attention of a much wider public, setting RDFa out the be the technology to finally bring the Semantic Web into the mainstream. The language gained the status of a W3C recommendation in late 2009 as RDFa 1.0. Since then, the RDFa working group has been established to improve and extend the standard. Eventually, this work will result in a new version of the language, which is set to be released as RDFa 1.1 in 2011. In this talk, an overview will be given of the RDFa technology in general, followed by an outline of its latest developments, such as the RDFa API, or the definition of RDFa Core, which prepares the standard to extend its scope beyond the context of web pages, by allowing it to be included into any other markup language than just HTML.

About Knud Möller

Knud Möller PortraitKnud Möller is a post-doctoral researcher at DERI at the National University of Ireland in Galway, where he received his PhD on “Lifecycle Support for Data on the Semantic Web”. His work focusses on topics such as collaborative technologies, data lifecycles and networked knowledge, on which he has published and continues to publish in a range of papers. Knud is also a consultant on Semantic Web topics for socialbits.net, and has been involved in the organisation of a number of international conferences as the metadata and semantic technologies chair. He has been a member of the W3C RDFa Working Group since March 2010.

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