Resource Description Framework

Type of document:
W3C recommendation
Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a standard model for data interchange on the Web. It comprises a set of semantic Web specifications defining a framework for representing information on the Web. It allows structured and semi-structured data to be exchanged across different applications. It provides facilities to enable automated processing of Web resources, thus providing the basic features to support the Semantic Web. RDF can be used for a variety of content management purposes from search to cataloging and knowledge discovery.
Workflow stage:
1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10, 1.13, 2.1, 2.11, 3
Business value:
RDF will make information and data more interoperable through the Web and other applications. It will also enable better machine interpretation of the "meaning" of content. This will enable enterprises to much more effectively manage content and greatly increase the effectiveness of search applications.
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