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Classification, annotation and representation of information.

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RSS
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Introducing RDFa, Part Two By Bob DuCharme
In this second part of a two-part series, Bob DuCharme concludes his introduction of RDFa--a new, XHTML-friendly standard syntax for RDF metadata that allows you to embed RDF metadata into the Web in a novel way. [Apr. 4, 2007]

Introducing RDFa By Bob DuCharme
In this first part of a two-part series, Bob DuCharme introduces us to RDFa, a new, XHTML-friendly standard syntax for RDF metadata that allows you to embed RDF metadata into the Web in a novel way. [Feb. 14, 2007]

RSS Feeds for FTP Servers By Mark Woodman
Mark Woodman returns with another interesting RSS application: he describes a PHP library for creating RSS feeds for FTP sites. Old-school FTP meets new-school RSS! [Mar. 22, 2006]

What Is Atom By Ben Hammersley
So, what are the main differences between Atom and RSS? Apart from the process used to build the specification and the rigor of the documentation, Ben Hammersley writes in this introduction to the Atom Syndication Format that the two substantive differences are preservation of metadata and the concept of constructs. Ben is the author of Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom[Oct. 26, 2005]

An Introduction to TMAPI By Robert Barta, Oliver Leimig
TMAPI, a Java Topic Map API, is the standard way to interact with XML Topic Maps programmatically from Java. This article provides a tutorial for TMAPI.  [Feb. 2, 2005]

Formal Taxonomies for the U.S. Government By Michael Daconta
Mike Daconta, Metadata Program Manager at the Department of Homeland Security, introduces the notion of a formal taxonomy in the context of the Federal Enteriprise Architecture's Data Reference Model. [Jan. 26, 2005]

Linkin' Park By Edd Dumbill
One of the original trinity of XML specs, XML linking has largely failed. Can, and should, we fix it? [Oct. 27, 2004]

Lady and the Tramp By Edd Dumbill
If XML's the Lady, then RSS is the Tramp. But while RSS is energetically being refined and embraced, the Lady's ossifying rapidly. [Sep. 29, 2004]

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XMP Lowdown By Bob DuCharme
Bob DuCharme introduces XMP, Adobe's RDF-based specification for embedding metadata into digital artifacts. Get ready to mark up your photos and images with Adobe tools. [Sep. 22, 2004]

RDF Roundup By Edd Dumbill
Edd Dumbill's report on XML community discussions covers how to write XML documents as RDF models and more incredulity at the WS-* web services specifications. [Sep. 22, 2004]

Ontology Tools Survey, Revisited By Michael Denny
Michael Denny updates his original survey of tools for creating ontologies, including the W3C's OWL Web Ontology Language.  [Jul. 14, 2004]

Eternal Refactoring By Edd Dumbill
A summary of the latest happenings in the XML and RDF developer communities: refactoring specifications, Amazon wishlists in RDF, and XML as art. [Jul. 7, 2004]

A First Look at the Kowari Triplestore By Paul Ford
An introduction to the Kowari open source RDF store. [Jun. 23, 2004]

Something Useful This Way Comes By Kendall Grant Clark
The Semantic Web appears to be powering ahead: so why are there so many doubters in the XML world? [Jun. 9, 2004]

Putting ISBNs to Work By Kendall Grant Clark
Continuing his "Hacking the Library" series, Kendall Clark starts the implementation of a web service tool to retrieve Library of Congress identifiers given the ISBN of a book. [Jun. 2, 2004]

To Tag or Not to Tag By Patrick O'Kelley
The fascinating story of the new world of opportunities opened by bringing the New Variorum Shakespeare Editions into XML. [May. 26, 2004]

WWW2004 Semantic Web Roundup By Paul Ford
Reporting from the WWW 2004 conference, Paul Ford surveys the state of the art in client and server side semantic web technology. [May. 26, 2004]

The Courtship of Atom By Kendall Grant Clark
The Atom syndication specification may move to a new home at the W3C. We look at the advantages this would bring to all concerned. [May. 19, 2004]

Six Steps to LCC@Home By Kendall Grant Clark
Continuing "Hacking the Library", Kendall Clark shows how to use the Library of Congress Classification on your own book collection. [Apr. 28, 2004]

Getting in Touch with XML Contacts By John E. Simpson
In March's XML Q&A column John E. Simpson describes some of the options for working with personal contact information in XML. [Mar. 31, 2004]

The Library of Congress Comes Home By Kendall Grant Clark
Embarking on his journey to organize our media collections, Kendall Clark explains how the Library of Congress classification system can be brought into our homes. [Mar. 17, 2004]

Semantic Web Interest Group By Kendall Grant Clark
Reporting from the first W3C Semantic Web Interest Group meeting in Cannes, France, Kendall Clark describes the wealth of activity in the semantic web world. [Mar. 3, 2004]

Television Listings and XMLTV By Kyle Downey
On a quest to build a DIY personal video recorder, Kyle Downey gets to grips with XMLTV, a toolkit for screen-scraping TV listings data into XML. [Feb. 18, 2004]

Geeks and the Dijalog Lifestyle By Kendall Grant Clark
Much as we'd like, our personal media collections will never be purely digital. Kendall Clark embarks on a new column dedicated to the application of geek know-how to managing the hybrid analog and digital media collections that we own. [Feb. 18, 2004]

Googling for XML By Bob DuCharme
Google's index includes well over a million XML files. Bob DuCharme shows some strategies for using Google to find the XML, RSS and RDF files that you want. [Feb. 11, 2004]

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