Data on the Semantic Web

Telecon 2004-04-06

Andreas Harth

I will talk about various ontologies encoded in RDF that are currently widely used on the Semantic Web — FOAF and RSS — and sketch how ontology specifications can be developed using collaboration tools such as Wikis. Because there is already a large amount of data available in RDF, people need a way to uniformly access the information dispersed across thousands of RDF files. Seco is an open source system to collect and integrate RDF data expressed in different vocabularies. Seco comes with a HTML user interface to browse the integrated data set.