As I have stated, and implied, in various posts about the Data
Web and burgeoning Semantic Web in general; the value of RDF is
felt rather than seen (driven by presence as opposed to web sites).
That said, it is always possible to use the visual Interactive-Web
dimension (Web 1.0) as a conduit to the Data-Web dimension.
In this third take on my introduction to the Data Web I would
like to share a link with you (a Dynamic Start Page in Web 2.0
parlance) with a Data Web twist: You do not have to preset the
Start Page Data Sources (this is a small-big thing, if you get my
Here are some Data Web based Dynamic Start Pages that I have
built for some key play ers from the Semantic Web realm (in random
"These are RDF prepped Data Sources....", you might be thinking,
right? Well here is the reminder: The Data Web is
a Global Data Generation and Integration Effort. Participation
may be active (Semantic Web & Microformats Community), or
passive (web sites, weblogs, wikis, shared bookmarks, feed
subscription, discussion forums, mailing lists etc..). Irrespective
of participation mode, RDF instance can be generated from close to
anything (I say this because I plan to add binary files holding
metadata to this mix shortly). Here are examples of Dynamic Start
Pages for non RDF Data Sources:
what about Microformats you may be wondering? Here goes:
Let's carry on.
How about some traditional Web Sites? Here goes:
And before I forget, here is
My Data Web Start Page .
Due to the use of Ajax in the Data Web Start Pages, IE6 and
Safari will not work. For Mac OS X users, Webkit works fine. Ditto
re. IE7 on Windows.
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 02/24/2007 21:43 GMT-0500
Modified: 02/24/2007 17:01 GMT-0500
Categories: Demos , Semantic Web
Comment Status: 0
This document is empty and basically useless. It is generated by a web service that can make some statements in HTML Microdata format.
This time the service made zero such statements, sorry.