Why is RDF relevant to Web Services?

Web service description and modeling is metadata management. Let's not reinvent the wheel.

  RDF has facilities to provide semantic transparency to descriptions and object models
  RDF's ability to express unevenly structured graphs is a perfect adjunct to XML's similar data representation capability
  RDF has proven ability to support a range of knowledge representation techniques
  RDF has proven scalability (at least on order of relational database technology)
  RDF integrates very well with most XML formats and technologies
  RDF is reaching a critical mass of useful vocabularies, implementations, tools and practice
  RDF supports more manageable XML data deployment by simplifying expression of inter-document relationships
  Web services can take advantage of the general work in RDF query, rules: integration into general search engines

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