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Semantics

A battle of Beliefs: RDF, Natural Language Processing, and the future of the web

Last Week in HTML has been practicing its wicked ways, and pulled a quote from a comment I made to a post at Sam Ruby’s Ian is wrong. Absolutely, completely, and dead wrong. … rather than Ian shouting out “Hurrah!”, he says we must have five different solutions to the five problems, because to do otherwise is […]

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Semantics

Stop justifying RDF and RDFa

update The discussion on RDFa in HTML5 is quite active on the WhatWG mailing list, and so I’m closing comments down here, and encouraging the discussion in that location. There is no restriction on joining the mailing list. A place to start would be a thread I started but I’m sure new threads will be springing up. I […]

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Semantics

Oh look it’s not just us Semantic Web dweebs who noticed

A List Apart has a new article out on the Semantics in HTML5. John Allsopp writes We’ll start by posing the question: “why are we inventing these new elements?” A reasonable answer would be: “because HTML lacks semantic richness, and by adding these elements, we increase the semantic richness of HTML—that can’t be bad, can it?” […]

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Semantics

RDFaification of Drupal 6

You don’t have to wait for Drupal 7 to RDFaificate your Drupal site. I spent yesterday tweaking my space, and if you access the site now with a tool, such as the Semantic Radar Firefox add-on, you’ll see all sorts of semantic goodness. I used a combination of plug-ins and theme modifications to make my changes, and will […]

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Gender Semantics

Correlation

noticed a correlation between my last two posts on the lack of women at Ajax Experience and the seeming lack of RDF or semantic web applications. Both are based on perennial questions: Where are the women in technology? Where are the semantic web applications? Next time I’m asked either, I think I’ll answer that the […]