A Basic Introduction to the Semantic Web

by Angela Guess Writing for Smart Data Collective, Zygimantas Jacikevicius recently explained, “The internet is a global computer network that is interlinked through URLs or a Uniform Resource Locator to access information stored on a different computer. Often a user does not know the exact URL directed to the information he/she wants. To find this […]

W3C MathML 3.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), together with Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the MathML Version 3.0 2nd Edition as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40314:2015). MathML is the […]

Introducing 2.0

by Angela Guess The official blog recently reported, “We are pleased to announce the public release of 2.0 which brings several significant changes and additions, not just to the vocabulary, but also to how we grow and manage it, from both technical and governance perspectives. As adoption has grown, a number groups […]

Bringing the Semantic Web and Linked Data to All

by Jennifer Zaino The Semantic Web and Linked Data promise so much to so many in the world. They provide the foundation for identifying and classifying content, while exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data on the Web via the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard. The vision revolves around increasing the Web’s usefulness and people’s access to […]

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, […]

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