[Update: Richard Cyganiak offers this interesting look at the process of creating VoID, "Creating an RDF vocabulary: Lessons learned"]

W3C recently published “Describing Linked Datasets with the VoID Vocabulary.” The document has been published as an interest group note edited by Keith Alexander, Richard Cyganiak, Michael Hausenblas, and Jun Zhao.

According to the W3C, “VoID is an RDF Schema vocabulary for expressing metadata about RDF datasets. It is intended as a bridge between the publishers and users of RDF data, with applications ranging from data discovery to cataloging and archiving of datasets. This document is a detailed guide to the VoID vocabulary. It describes how VoID can be used to express general metadata based on Dublin Core, access metadata, structural metadata, and links between datasets. It also provides deployment advice and discusses the discovery of VoID descriptions.”

Learn more about RDF in this recent SemanticWeb.com article from Juan Sequeda, “Introduction to: RDF.”

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