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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news, links to W3C technologies and ways to get involved. New visitors can find help in Finding Your Way at W3C. We encourage you to learn more about W3C.


Early Bird Registration: W3C Track at WWW2003

1 April 2003: The W3C Track has been announced for the Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003) in Budapest, Hungary. On 21-23 May, W3C presents three days of presentations on the Web, future Web browsers, W3C architectural principles, the XML family, Web services, the Semantic Web, new devices, and horizontal essentials. WWW2003 early bird registration is open through 15 April. (News archive)

W3C Semantic Tour, Europe 10-24 June

2 April 2003: W3C holds a series of one day events in Rome, London, Munich, Athens and Brussels from 10-24 June. The W3C Semantic Tour promotes W3C technologies that bring to the Web more effective discovery, automation, integration, and reuse of data. Organizers come from the W3C Italy, UK and Ireland, Germany, Greece and Benelux Offices. All events are open to the public and free of charge. (News archive)

Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition Working Draft Published

2 April 2003: The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Working Draft of Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition. The draft describes the contents of speech recognition grammar tags used to represent natural language utterances. It is expected that the results can be integrated into the EMMA data format. Comments are welcome through 2 May. Visit the Voice Browser home page. (News archive)

Seminar: Semantic Web and Web Services, Helsinki 6 May

2 April 2003: Register for "Semantic Web and Web Services: Semantic Web is Here -- Are You Ready?" to be held in Helsinki, Finland on 6 May. Co-sponsored by the W3C Finnish Office, the seminar will introduce the concepts behind the buzzwords. Most talks are in Finnish and Ivan Herman and Suresh Chande will speak in English. The event is free and open to the public. (News archive)

OWL Last Call Working Drafts Published

1 April 2003: The Web Ontology Working Group has released six Working Drafts, five in Last Call, for the OWL Web Ontology Language 1.0, including the OWL Guide, Overview, Use Cases and Requirements, Semantics and Abstract Syntax, Reference, and Test Cases. Comments are welcome through 9 May. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, providing advanced Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Visit the Semantic Web home page. (News archive)

W3C Team Talks in April

1 April 2003: Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as an RSS channel and in iCalendar format. (News archive)

DOM Level 3 XPath Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

31 March 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification to Candidate Recommendation. The document provides access to a DOM tree using XPath 1.0. Reviews are welcome through 26 May. Implementers are invited to send a message to the DOM public mailing list. Visit the DOM home page. (News archive)

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