The Semantic Web and its applications at W3C

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
W3C Team (Aix-en-Provence)
SIMO - Madrid


  1. Semantic Web Technologies
  2. Examples of Semantic Web Applications in W3C Work

Semantic Web Technologies (1)

Goal: Adding a Web of data to the Web of documents

Foundation: RDF (Resource Description Framework) allows to state anything about anything

Semantic Web Technologies (2)

architectural layers of the semantic web

The layers of Semantic Web Technologies

So what?

Not tomorrow, today

These benefits are NOT theoretical...

Not everything is standardized yet, but the prototypes are promizing
→ use of Semantic Web Technologies integrated in W3C Work

architectural layers of the semantic web annotated as standard/experimental

The layers of Semantic Web Technologies: what's standard, being standardized, experimental

W3C Process and Deliverables

Technical Reports management automation

TR automation (2)

TR automation (3)

But now:

TR automation (4)

Modeling the process as Rules

Simplified schema of the automated publication process
→ a completely formalized digital library

(in fact, it is a process a bit more complex)

Benefits of TR automation

Webmaster's point of view:

But even better!

The data gets reused and completed all over the place!

A basis for other works

Related to...

It's actually all about integration

Integration of Web Technologies:

It's all about integration (2)

Integration of tools:

Decentralized data management

I'm presenting this work, but I have built only a small piece of it... Data are managed:

In different formats: RDF/XML, Notation3, (X)HTML

Decentralized data manipulation

(credits go to)

The fact that the data are on the Web (using URIs) allows to deal with data from various origins without trouble (network effect)

Upcoming uses

Comparisons with traditional solutions

Thanks for your attention

Your questions are welcome!


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