Practical Semantic Web and Why You Should Care
In this session, I'll talk about the semantic web and provide some background information about it, why it matters, and where it is in its evolutionary cycle (RDFa just got accepted as W3C recommendation, for example). Then I'll talk about how it fits into Drupal and what tools are available today. I'll close by discussing what areas we need to work on and where we should go next.
- What is the Semantic Web?
- Open Data!
- Why should you care?
- Where does Drupal come in?
- What’s next?
An understanding of where the semantic web is today, how it fits into Drupal, and when and where you should use semantic web techniques.
- Drupalcon Boston 2008 video from the future
- RDFa is a W3C Recommendation
- RDFa Primer
- Semantic Web group on groups.drupal.org
- Drupal and the Semantic Web Neologism project at Drupalcon Szeged 2008
These are a handful of modules mentioned -- there are more!
- http://drupal.org/project/rdf - core API module that is a dependency for most others
- http://drupal.org/project/exhibit - displays structured data in the form of rich visualizations
- http://drupal.org/project/rdfcck - RDF cck module for mapping content types and fields to RDF classes or properties
- http://drupal.org/project/evoc - RDF external vocabulary importer
- http://drupal.org/project/sparql - enables the use of SPARQL queries