Semantic Web Technologies


Drupal 7 (alpha), the latest major release of the popular open source CMS, includes a lot of features for web publishers interested in implementing Semantic Web Technologies.


The BBC has provided a W3C Semantic Web Use Case on how Semantic Web Technologies are used on some of the BBC’s Web Sites. The main characteristics of the BBC’s approach is to use the Web as a Content Management System.


Enabling Data Independence for Government Transparency by Ralph Hodgson, CTO, TopQuadrant, Inc. Open Government has become a popular theme, both in the U.S. and other countries.  With “Transparency” gaining momentum, increasing categories and amounts of government data are becoming available on the web.  In the U.S., an impetus for this was Barrack Obama’s memorandum to the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. This included the following statement: