Saturday, 15 September 2007

Semantic Web Technologies

A new online newsletter has recently been launched entitled Semantic Report. Some extracts from the corresponding web site:
"Each month SemanticReport will bring you news, interviews, analysis, presentations, case studies, white papers, and anything you tell us you are interested in receiving with regard to the broad range of technology falling under the domain of semantic technology."
"Our mission is to bring together information that helps focus on the business aspects of semantic technologies and applications. Simply stated, that means we are concerned about presenting the business application of the technology rather than the more academic information."

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

DC-2007: International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications “Application Profiles and their Application in Practice” took place from 27 to 31 August 2007 in Singapore.
A report on the conference by Ann Apps is available here.

DCMI has just published the online version of the DC-2007 proceedings.


Project Reports

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Keywords & the e-Government Metadata Standard

Rumour has it that the use of the Subject element of the e-GMS for keywords is to be deprecated. The e-GMS v. 2 supported the use of keywords to extend the specificity of the pretty unspecific GCL in use at the time. The e-GMS v3.0 (29 April 2004) still referenced the GCL but appeared to restrict keywords to a controlled set, saying:
"These should be taken from a controlled vocabulary or list."
However, that policy seems to have been changed in the e-GMS v3.1 (29/8/2006) which says:
"Uncontrolled values (e.g. keywords from an uncontrolled list) can also be used if they will make it easier for people to find the resource."
No wonder there's confusion! Does anyone know whether there is any truth in the rumour?