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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

CBD - Concise Bounded Description Submission Request to W3C

The W3C Member Nokia Corporation hereby submits to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:

  1. CBD - Concise Bounded Description

which is referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the CBD Submission.


This document defines a concise bounded description of a resource in terms of an RDF graph, as an optimal unit of specific knowledge about that resource to be utilized by, and/or interchanged between, semantic web agents.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect to create a new version and resubmit to W3C.

Intellectual Property Statements


Nokia Corporation hereby grants to the W3C, a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any Nokia Corporation copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses. Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, Nokia Corporation grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. Nokia Corporation further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Trade and Service Marks

The following are common or registered marks refered to in this request or the Submission: none.


The organization I represent on the W3C Advisory Committee agrees to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation. To the best of my knowledge, Nokia Corporation does not own any patent rights (including pending applications) that may be essential to implementation of the specification contained in this submission.

Suggested action

We suggest the Consortium publish this as a Member Submission.


No resources are required to publish this document as a Member Submission. The implementation of the Nokia Semantic Web Server is open source and includes methods for generating concise bounded descriptions.


Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to: Björn Wigforss


this (25th day of August, 2004),

Art Barstow, Nokia Corporation (art.barstow@nokia.com)