Introduction to RDFa - Concepts, E-Business and E-Government Applications — A 2 day course
Developing full semantic web applications is a challenging and costly process. Sometimes all that is needed is the ability to annotate XHTML markup with semantics. This is what RDFa supports and it is the concepts, standards and applications/uses of RDFa that form this course. The course will cover the XML and RDF underpinnings of RDFa and actual and potential uses of RDFa.
Attendees are expected to be familiar with HTML and XHTML and the web in general. No deep understanding of XML is required, although some familiarity with XML would be an advantage. Please see our range of XML courses.
Courses in this subject are scheduled on an 'ad-hoc' basis.
We can arrange a course at our Carshalton centre or on customer site for any client wishing to send two or more delegates on the same event.
For courses at the Carshalton Centre the fee will be:
- £1600 + VAT for the first two delegates
- £700 + VAT for the third delegate
- £520 + VAT for the fourth delegate
- £200 + VAT for each additional delegate to a maximum of eight
On-site course fees are as above + expenses recharged at cost.
For a 1:1 course in Carshalton the fee is £1300 + VAT.
For a 1:1 on-site course the fee is £1300 + VAT + expenses recharged at cost.
Background to RDFa
- Information vs. Knowledge
- Why Semantic information is both valuable and useful
- Uses to which semantic information can be put in Web applications
- Brief history of RDFa
Foundations of XML
- Tags, Elements and Entities
- XML Documents
- Using XML to model information
- XML Namespaces
- Documents Describing Documents (DTD and XMLS)
- Overview of how CSS and XML can be used together
- Overview of XML document pathfinding - XPath and XPointer
- Overview of XML document transformation - XSLT
- Overview of XHTML
Resource Description Framework
- RDF triples
- RDF Semantic Network
- XML Syntax for RDF
- RDF containers
- RDF Knowledge Bases
- RDF Stores
- Overview of RDF Schema (RDFS)
- Overview of RDF Ontologies
- RDF Attributes
- RDFa Syntax
- Overview of Dublin Core metadata
- Using Ontologies with RDFa
- example using the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) Ontology
- Use cases and scenarios illustrating RDFa's potential
- RDFa and accessibility
- E-Government applications of RDFa
- Business applications of RDFa
- Social networking applications of RDFa