RDF and RDFa Primer



W3C | RDF | RDFa


Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO, Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Our dream is to champion the pursuit and creation of art and knowledge through the Web. We do this to move society toward a better future.

E-mail: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
Twitter: @manusporny
Skype: msporny

The Problem

Computers have a hard time understanding human concepts in Web pages.


Why: Increase search engine accuracy/ranking, universal data interoperability, better interfaces for the Web.

Describing everything...

The Resource Description Framework (RDF)

Serializing RDF...

The Resource Description Framework in attributes (RDFa)

Linking data together...

Linked Data

Using RDF, human concepts and data can link across webpages to other concepts/data...


Linked data in the real-world...

Google Rich Snippets

Every major search engine now looks for RDFa data in web pages. Google extracts RDFa event information and displays the results in a search listing.


Learn more...

Learn More about Linked Data

Comments and Concerns



W3C | RDF | RDFa


Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO, Digital Bazaar, Inc.
Our dream is to champion the pursuit and creation of art and knowledge through the Web. We do this to move society toward a better future.

E-mail: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
Twitter: @manusporny
Skype: msporny