Metadata and the Web

Ramanathan Guha


This talk will describe the Resource Description Framework, a very simple knowledge representation system that has been developed by the W3C. RDF is designed to represent different kinds of metadata including sitemaps, content ratings (PICs), Dublin Core and Privacy Statements (P3P).

In addition to covering the technical aspects of RDF, I will also touch upon some of the more interesting RDF based features that will be available in the next generation of Web browsers.