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Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) Version 2 Published Today

Today the W3C Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG) published version 2 of the Data Catalog (DCAT) vocabulary as a W3C “Recommendation”.  DCAT gives people and machines a specific and domain-independent approach to create catalogs that express the core elements of a dataset description in a standardized way that is suitable for publication on the Web, […]
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AIOTI, ISO/IEC JTC1, ETSI, oneM2M and W3C Collaborate on Two Joint White Papers on Semantic Interoperability Targeting Developers and Standardization Engineers

Digital transformation holds huge benefits for enabling organizations to be more efficient, more flexible, and more nimble in responding to changes in business and operating conditions. This involves the need to integrate heterogeneous data and services throughout organizations. Semantic interoperability addresses the need for shared understanding of the meaning and context. To support this, a […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Strengthening the Core of the Web (Web of Data)

  (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) Data is increasingly important for all organizations, especially with the rise of IoT and Big Data. W3C has an extensive suite of standards relating to data that were developed over two decades of experience. These […]
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Australians! Who are you, and who has the right to know?

This may be biggest question yet facing our wealthy, Western democracies in their passionate embrace of digital services, digital consumerism and digital personas.  To quote from the Australian Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC), “87% of Australians were active internet users in 2017, more than 17 million use social networking sites, and 84% are buying products […]
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The Digital Enterprise – W3C Graph Data Workshop

Data and data services are increasingly strategically important for businesses. This is reflected in initiatives such as the EU’s Digitising European Industry Initiative, and claims by Mckinsey that by 2025, digitization is expected to contribute $2 trillion to US GDP. Meanwhile, China plans to boost its trillion dollar digital economy to drive job creation in […]
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ODRL: A Path Well Travelled

In 2000 – the height of the dotcom boom and bust – a small startup in Australia embarked on a journey to build the next generation digital book store (ebooks back then) and promote an open ecosystem for the trading of digital assets. They formed the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Initiative and quickly assembled […]
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W3C study on Web data standardization

The Web has had a huge impact on how we exchange and access information. The Web of data is growing rapidly, and interoperability depends upon the availability of open standards, whether intended for interchange within small communities, or for use on a global scale. W3C is pleased to release a W3C study on practices and […]
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Questionnaire on Practices & Tooling for Web Data Standardisation

The World Wide Web Consortium together with the Open Data Institute are conducting a study of practices and tooling for Web data standardisation, with financial support from Innovate UK’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies programme. We want to get a better understanding of what kinds of standards people are interested in, and to make it easier […]
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