Buzzwords of semantic web

Nandakumar | December 2 - 2008

Since 2000, people are talking much about semantic web, web 2, web 3 .. what are the buzzwords behind the semantic web ?

semantic web – a meaning of web by the web itself. Making the web understandable by machines.

RDF – Resource Description Framework – W3C Standards to descripe anything in semantic web – it is an XML – RDF is a directed, labeled graph data format for representing information in the Web

FOAF – Friend Of A Friend – W3C standards to describe people & networks, the links between them and the things they create and do

SIOC – Semantically interconnected Online Communities – a Semantic Web ontology for representing rich data from the Social Web in RDF

OWL – Web Ontology Language (Ontology – representation of a set of concepts within a domain and the relationships between them) – it is a family of ontologies to describe semantic web – OWL ontologies are most commonly serialized using RDF/XML syntax

SPARQL – SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language , is an RDF query language

Linked Open Data – is a community lead effort to create openly accessible, and interlinked, RDF Data on the Web

APML – allows users to share their own personal Attention Profile

Attention Profile – A profile that have build with a combination of your Semantic data

Open ID – open decentralized ID system that provides single access to the web

OAuth – OAuth is a simple way to publish and interact with protected data. It’s also a safer and more secure way for people to give you access.

Single Sign ON (SS0) – a secured authentication for over the web.

Data Portability – a mixing of open standars inclucing RDF,OPML,Micro formats,APML,OpenID ..

Microformats – Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards

NLP – Natural Language Processing – handling human languages

Some Buzz Applications :

know3 –

Twine –

powerset –

Yahoo Search Monkey




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Add more applications & buzzwords & comments to make this a library for beginners .. thanks for reading this..