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Research Developed at the School of Computing Empowers the Web of Data

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Researchers at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid's School of Computing have developed an access protocol for data resources defined in RDF(S), a set of recommendations promoted by the World Wide Web Consortium for characterizing metadata in the Web. RDF(S) combines the RDF language used for metadata definition and the RDF Schema, an extension of the RDF language for defining vocabularies.

RDF(S) differs from other computer languages in that it has been designed specifically for the Internet environment and machine consumption, which enables data compiled on the network of networks defined in RDF(S) to be processed automatically by computer applications in adherence to user needs. The access protocol to data resources blends grid technology with the web of data, and this yields more robust access to systems making rigorous use of this class of resources.

The project has produced a tool for leveraging RDF(S) data resources that boasts both substantially greater power and security. The tool offers mechanisms for querying as well as modifying the data resources, making it a boon to systems developers.

From Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
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