Drupal and the Semantic Web

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Drupal 7 will use RDFa markup in core, in this session I will:

-explain what the implications are of this and why this matters
-give a short introduction to the Semantic web, RDF, RDFa and SPARQL in human language
-give a short overview of the RDF modules that are available in contrib
-talk about some of the potential use cases of all these magical technologies

This is a talk from the Drupal track at Fosdem 2010.

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Drupal and the Semantic Web

  1. 1. Semantic Web: an introduction Kristof Van Tomme PRONOVIX.com @kvantomme
  2. 2. What is the Semantic Web?
  3. 3. Web 3.0 ?
  4. 4. Linked Data
  5. 5. <ul><li>http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/pub/lod-datasets_2009-03-05.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why is it important?
  7. 7. Robot Food
  8. 8. Reduces cost of Information Exchange
  9. 9. module > site > cloud
  10. 10. How does it work?
  11. 11. RDF
  12. 12. Resource Description Framework
  13. 13. Subject -> Predicate -> Object
  14. 14. RDFa
  15. 15. RDFa = XHTML
  16. 16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDFa
  17. 17. OWL
  18. 18. Dictionary
  19. 19. URI
  20. 20. URI = unique ID
  21. 21. SPARQL
  22. 22. Query
  23. 23. What about Drupal?
  24. 24. Drupal giveth
  25. 25. Drupal 7 -> RDFa in core
  26. 26. 300.000+ websites...
  27. 27. Drupal taketh
  28. 28. Contrib ~60 “RDF”
  29. 29. Some examples
  30. 30. http://drupal.org/project/rdf
  31. 31. http://drupal.org/project/semantic_markup_editor
  32. 32. http://drupal.org/project/evoc
  33. 33. http://drupal.org/project/sparql
  34. 34. http://drupal.org/project/neologism
  35. 35. http://drupal.org/project/opencalais
  36. 36. <ul><li>Kristof Van Tomme </li></ul><ul><li>kristof#at#pronovix.com </li></ul><ul><li>+32 477 699 884 </li></ul><ul><li>www.pronovix.com </li></ul>Twitter: kvantomme

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