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How to Use RDFa to Build Semantic Mash-ups

Smash-ups including RDF source, databases, and Web pages (via RDFa, the RDF in HTML proposal)

Dean Allemang will present a session entitled "How to Use RDFa to Build Semantic Mash-ups" at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, March 19-21, 2007, in New York City. Semantic Mash-ups ("SMash-ups") are combinations of information from multiple sources using the W3C Semantic Web languages (RDF and OWL) to control merging and filtering of the mashed-up data. We present a system for building Smash-ups from many different kinds of Web sources, including RDF source, databases, and Web pages (via RDFa, the RDF in HTML proposal). The SW standards allow you to define filters on the SMash-up display from simple to complex: e.g., "all the places I need to be on Saturday," "the times of all my appointments, but the descriptions for only the professional ones."

Speaker Bio: Dean Allemang is a long-time traveller in knowledge science. He was awarded his PhD in AI in 1990, worked at five different AI labs in Europe between 1990-1996, co-founded a company in the mid-90s that tried to invent the Semantic Web when the standards were just a gleam in the eye of a few W3C folks, and is now working as a consultant for TopQuadrant Inc. as their Semantic Web expert. Though he is the one running the training course, he learns more from the students than they ever guess. His laptop is full of Semantic Web software, and he even knows how to use more than half of it. "It's an exciting time," says Allerman, "for those of us who have been fans of abstraction for the past three decades."

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AJAXWorld News Desk 01/09/07 10:00:19 AM EST

Dean Allemang will present a session entitled 'How to Use RDFa to Build Semantic Mash-ups' at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, March 19-21, 2007, in New York City. Semantic Mash-ups ('SMash-ups') are combinations of information from multiple sources using the W3C Semantic Web languages (RDF and OWL) to control merging and filtering of the mashed-up data. We present a system for building Smash-ups from many different kinds of Web sources, including RDF source, databases, and Web pages (via RDFa, the RDF in HTML proposal). The SW standards allow you to define filters on the SMash-up display from simple to complex: e.g., 'all the places I need to be on Saturday,' 'the times of all my appointments, but the descriptions for only the professional ones.'