[Tdwg-tag] RDF resources
Phillip C. Dibner
pcd at ecosystem.com
Fri Mar 24 03:06:50 CET 2006
Thanks Lee and Roderick for all these references.
To the extent I've dug into it, I find the W3C primer a rather
accessible resource as well:
On Mar 23, 2006, at 2:33 PM, Roderic Page wrote:
> There are various resources you might want to take a look at.
> Perhaps a good place to start is "From XML to RDF: how semantic web
> technologies will change the design of 'omic' standards"
> (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt1139), which presents reasons for moving
> from XML to RDF.
> There are various introductions on the web, for example
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/w-rdf/ (bit old now). Tim
> Bray's article (http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/01/24/rdf.html) may also
> be useful. PlanetRDF has lots of stuff (and I do mean lots)
> Because a lot is going on in the world of RDF, I've found reading blogs
> of some of the key players to be useful. Danny Ayers
> (http://dannyayers.com/) has some very useful stuff, probably more
> helpful for getting your head around the mindset. RDF is one of those
> things that you may need to have the "ahhh" moment when it suddenly
> clicks why it's potentially cool. I've found reading Danny's blog has
> been helpful in this respect.
> I got into this area via LSIDs, which in one sense are distinct from
> RDF, but for me I "got" LSIDs once I saw what one could do with all the
> RDF they are associated with. I have a manuscript on LSIDs, RDF, and
> taxonomic names that might be of interest
> The other reason I got into this is via facetted browsing, which is an
> approach to browsing metadata-rich information using "facets". Again,
> this doesn't need RDF as such, but RDF and associated triplestores make
> this thing pretty straightforward to do. For a simple example see
> http://www.swed.org.uk/swed/index.html (which is driven by RDF).
> Silobreaker (http://www.silobreaker.com/corporate/) is this sort of
> approach on steroids.
> On 23 Mar 2006, at 20:15, Javier de la Torre wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Now that so much is being discussed about RDF I was wondering if
>> someone could point me to some good resources where I can learn more
>> about it. I think there are several people right now trying to catch
>> up with this technology so some help would be really appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance.
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