• 2015 -06-18 ( 18 JUN )

    The convergence of EPUB and the Web

    by Ivan Herman , in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    Buchtage Berlin 2015

    Berlin, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications .

    The vision for EPUB-WEB, put forward by experts of IDPF and W3C, is that portable documents become fully native citizens of the Open Web Platform. In this vision, the current format- and workflow-level separation between offline/portable (EPUB) and online (Web) document publishing is diminished to zero. These are merely two dynamic manifestations of the same publication: content authored with online use as the primary mode can easily be saved by the user for offline reading in portable document form. Publishers can choose to utilize either or both of these publishing modes, and users can choose either or both of these consumption modes. Essential features flow seamlessly between online and offline modes; examples include cross-references, user annotations, access to online databases, as well as licensing and rights management. This presentation gives a higher level overview of this overall vision.


  • 2015 -01-20 ( 20 JAN )
    The World Wide Web was conceived as a means of social interaction to share knowledge, and developed initially as a "Web of Documents", creating "islands of information". Now the Web is evolving towards a "Web of Data", in which machines can perform connection between the resources available on the web, thanks to the technological infrastructure of the Semantic Web. The basic technology is RDF (Resource Description Framework) which implements a totally decentralized mechanism to describe the relationships between the resources available on the Web. Therefore RDF allows you to publish data on the Web, making them available for remote queries, possibly involving data sources distributed on various sites, thus implementing the paradigm of Linked Open Data at its highest level. But the real glue of the Semantic Web are ontologies, designed as a formal representation of reality and knowledge representation mechanism in a distributed environment. The seminar will outline briefly the basic technologies of the Semantic Web and the principles of Linked Open Data.
  • 2015 -03-24 ( 24 MAR )

    Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, SKOS: questi (s)conosciuti (Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, SKOS: these (un)known)

    by Oreste Signore

    Workshop sul progetto ODINet - OnLine Data Integration Network
    (Workshop project ODINet - OnLine Data Integration Network)

    Pisa, Italy

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web .

    Basic concepts of Linked Open Data, Semantic Web and SKOS. Just an introduction.


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