Ivan Herman reports, “The RDF Web Applications Working Group has published three Group Notes that, while advanced, were not completed before the end of the group’s charter. For more information, see the explanation in each individual document.” The first is a note on RDFa API: “RDFa [RDFA-CORE] enables authors to publish structured information that is both human- and machine-readable. Concepts that have traditionally been difficult for machines to detect, like people, places, events, music, movies, and recipes, are now easily marked up in Web documents. While publishing this data is vital to the growth of Linked Data, using the information to improve the collective utility of the Web for humankind is the true goal. To accomplish this goal, it must be simple for Web developers to extract and utilize structured information from a Web document. This document details such a mechanism; an RDFa Application Programming Interface (RDFa API) that allows simple extraction and usage of structured information from a Web document.”

The second is a note on RDF API: “RDF enables providers to publish various types of data on the Web in a unified format. This data intends to be machine-interpretable so that web developers can access it by programming languages in order to create applications for i.e., crawling, aggregating, summarizing, or highlighting contained information. While publishing RDF data on the web is vital to the growth of the Semantic Web, using the information to improve the collective utility of the Web is the true goal of the Semantic Web. To accomplish this goal, the RDF Application Programming Interface (RDF API) defines a set of standardized interfaces for working with RDF data in a web-based programming environment.”

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