Publications of the W3C Semantic Web Activity

This page lists the latest versions of all W3C Recommendatations and Notes that have been published by the various Semantic Web Activity Groups or relevant Incubator Groups. For a more complete lists of specifications, including older, obsolete versions and drafts, see the general page on W3C documents.

See also the list of translations for RDF, GRDDL, RDFa, RDB2RDF, SPARQL, OWL, POWDER, PROV, and RIF

You may want to look at the collection of SW Case Studies and Use Cases to see how organizations are using these technologies today.

RDF Button Resource Description Framework (RDF)

GRDDL Button Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL)

RDFa Button RDFa in XHTML: Syntax and Processing

  • RDFa Core 1.1, W3C Recommendation, June 7, 2012, Ben Adida, Mark Birbeck, Shane McCarron, and Ivan Herman, eds.
  • XHTML+RDFa 1.1, W3C Recommendation, June 7, 2012, Shane McCarron, ed.
  • RDFa Lite 1.1, W3C Recommendation, June 7, 2012, Manu Sporny, ed.
  • RDFa 1.1 Primer, W3C Working Group Note, June 7, 2012, Ben Adida, Ivan Herman, Manu Sporny, and Mark Birbeck, eds.


RIF Button Rule Interchange Format (RIF)

SKOS Button SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System

SPARQL Button SPARQL Query Language for RDF

OWL Button Web Ontology Language (OWL 2)

PROV Button PROV family of documents (PROV)

POWDER Button Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER)

Semantic Web Deployment

Miscellaneous Notes

Health Care and Life Science Related Notes

Incubator Group Reports