Metadata Resources

Resource Description Framework - RDF

RDF - the Resource Description Framework - is a foundation for processing metadata; it provides interoperability between applications that exchange machine-understandable information on the Web. RDF emphasizes facilities to enable automated processing of Web resources. RDF metadata can be used in a variety of application areas; for example:
  • in resource discovery to provide better search engine capabilities
  • in cataloging for describing the content and content relationships available at a particular Web site, page, or digital library
  • by intelligent software agents to facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange
  • in content rating
  • in describing collections of pages that represent a single logical "document"
  • for describing intellectual property rights of Web pages.
RDF with digital signatures will be key to building the "Web of Trust" for electronic commerce, collaboration, and other applications.

UKOLN RDF resources

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Maintained by: Andy Powell
Last updated: 12-May-2000

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