AIC Seminar Series
Semantics Wikis and Microformats: Bringing the Semantic Web to Today's Web
Notice: hosted by Joshua Levy
Date: 2006-10-20 at 14:00
Location: EJ228 (Directions)
This talk will discuss Semantic Wikis and other light-weight and
user-friendly mechanisms for creating Semantic Web content, such as
microformats and emerging W3C standards such as RDF/A and GRDDL.
Semantic Wikis are wikis that let users add explicit semantics (usually
represented as RDF) to content. Microformats and RDF/A are different
approaches for annotating the content contained in a HTML page with
explicit semantics and GRDDL is a mechanism for describing how to
extract RDF out of arbitrary HTML or XML.
This talk will demonstrate these technologies using Rhizome, an open
source Wiki-like content management and delivery system that treats all
content, metadata, and structure as RDF and lets users edit any RDF
resource as they would a wiki page. Rhizome supports microformats,
RDF/A, and GRDDL through a process called "shredding": a flexible
framework for specifying rules for characterizing semi-structured
content with RDF and providing an ontology that can precisely describe
the relationship between the source content and the resulting statements.
Adam Souzis is the creator of the Rhizome project (www.liminalzone.org).
Before that he was co-founder and CTO of content distribution software
company Kinecta Corp. For the last decade Adam has been creating new
Internet technology for startups such as General Magic, NetObjects, and
Stellent. Adam received his BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
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