Tag Archives: standards

End of Year Bonanza!

Three of our data-centric Working Groups have rounded off their year and published new documents today. First of all, congratulations are due to the CSV on the Web Working Group whose work has reached Recommendation status. That means they have successfully defined and proved technologies for describing tabular data, and for converting that data into […]

CSV on the Web: new drafts including JSON and RDF conversion

The CSV on the Web Working Group has published four drafts. Alongside updates to the existing Model for Tabular Data and Metadata and Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data documents, are two new documents. These describe mechanisms for generating JSON and RDF from tabular data. This work builds on the earlier specifications which describe higher level […]

More Languages for More Vocabularies

Last month I encouraged the provision of multi-lingual labels for vocabularies hosted at W3C. Tokyo librarian Shuji Kamitsuna has been doing terrific work recently and has translated the specification documents for DCAT (English, Japanese) and ORG (English, Japanese), and is now well into completing his work on the Data Cube Vocabulary. After Shuji had completed […]

Final Publications from GLD

In the short time since the beginning of the year, the Government Linked Data Working Group has successfully published its final documents. The Best Practices for Publishing Linked Data Note was published last week providing advice and insights into how linked data publishing differs from other formats; and this week has seen three vocabularies published […]

JSON-LD Has Been Published as a W3C Recommendation

The RDF Working Group has published two Recommendations today: JSON-LD 1.0. JSON is a useful data serialization and messaging format. This specification defines JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems that already use JSON, and provides a smooth upgrade path from JSON to JSON-LD. […]