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Synonyms: W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3). Founded and currently led by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of 4 November 2015, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has 408 members. The W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.

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David Wood, SimileSIMILE is a joint research project run by the The World Wide Web Consortium(W3C. org), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries and CSAIL and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Focused on developing tools to increase the interoperability of disparate digital collections, much of ..., Marco Neumann, Thomas Roessler, Phil Archer, Lee Feigenbaum, Art Barstow, Aaron Swartz, Eric Prud´hommeauxDeveloper employed by the World Wide Web Consortium. (, Sandro HawkeSoftware developer working for W3C and the Decentralized Information Group at MIT., Simple Knowledge Organisation SystemSimple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a family of formal languages designed for representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, subject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is built upon RDF and RDFS, and its main objective is to ..., Extensible Markup Language, Hypertext Markup Language, SPARQL Query Language, Eric Miller, Tim Berners-LeeSir Timothy John 'Tim' Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955), also known as 'TimBL', is a British physicist, computer scientist and MIT professor, credited for his invention of the World Wide Web, (not the internet) making the first proposal for it in March 1989. On 25 ..., Resource Description Framework, Dan BrickleyWorking on RDF and Semantic Web technology at W3C. Was responsible for the SWAD-Europe project and is chairing the Semantic Web Interest Group., Dan Connolly, Ivan Herman, Harry Halpin, Matthias Samwald, Danny Weitzner, RDFa, Uniform Resource Identifier, RDF Schema,, ESW Wiki, W3C Semantic Web, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, Web Ontology Language, Extensible Stylesheet Language, XSL Transformations, XML Path language, XSL Formatting Objects, Cascading Style Sheet, XQueryXQuery is a query and functional programming language that is designed to query collections of XML data. XQuery 1.0 was developed by the XML Query working group of the W3C. The work was closely coordinated with the development of XSLT 2.0 by the XSL Working Group; the two groups shared ..., XML Schema, Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages

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Standards organisations

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RDB2RDF Working GroupThe mission of the RDB2RDF Working Group, part of the Semantic Web Activity, is to standardize a language for mapping relational data and relational database schemas into RDF and OWL, tentatively called the RDB2RDF Mapping Language, R2RML. (, Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest GroupIntrest group dedicated to develop, advocate and support the use of Semantic Web technologies for biological science, translational medicine and health care. (, e-Government Interest Group, HTMLWG, Media Annotations Working Group, RDFa Working GroupThe mission of the RDFa Working Group, part of the Semantic Web Activity is to support the developing use of RDFa for embedding structured data in Web documents in general. The Working Group will publish W3C Recommendations to extend and enhance the currently published RDFa 1.0 documents, ..., Federated Social Web Incubator GroupThe mission of the Federated Social Web Incubator Group, part of the Incubator Activity, is to provide a set of community-driven specifications and a test-case suite for a federated social web. (, Library Linked Data Incubator GroupThe mission of the Library Linked Data incubator group is to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities—focusing on Linked Data—in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and ..., Semantic Web Interest GroupForum to support developers and users of Semantic Web technologies such as RDF and OWL. The group in particular serves to help developers create vocabularies and applications to support a Web data marketplace combining harvesting, syndication, metadata and Web Service techniques. ..., Provenance Incubator Group, W3C Data Activity, W3C Community and Business Groups

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