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The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group Charter shows what the W3C has asked this working group to do.

The Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group initiated work on some of the items for which this working group is now responsible.


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The Working Group has invited the following to participate as individual Invited Experts: Jon Phipps (SKOS), Margherita Sini (SKOS), Manu Sporny (RDFa).

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Tom Baker, Kompetenzzentrum Interoperable Metadaten (KIM), co-Chair
Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam, co-Chair
Ralph Swick, W3C/MIT, staff contact
Ivan Herman, W3C/ERCIM, staff contact
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