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The Semantic Web Community Portal:, currently operated by three
research groups:The Onto-Agents and Scalable
Knowledge Composition (SKC) Research Group at
Stanford University, the Ontobroker-Group at the
University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Protégé
Research Group at Stanford University,
The W3C Semantic Web Activity Statement
explains the consortium's plans in the areas of
enabling standards (driven by the RDF Core and
Web Ontology Working Groups), education and
outreach (RDF Interest Group), as well as co-
ordination and advanced development,
See also Kim Veltman's warning of what he sees to
be too narrow a definition of the Semantic Web, one
that will not allow the historical dimension, the
richness of cultural expression, the unique, and the
diversity of interpretations to be adequately dealt
with. Cf. K.Veltman: Challenges for a Semantic
Web (July 2002),
SHOE ­ Simple HTML Ontology Extensions
SHOE was one of the first ontology-based markup
languages developed for use on the World Wide Web.
It is a small extension to HTML that allows Web
page authors to annotate their Web documents with
machine-readable knowledge. See:
SMIL - Multimedia on the Web
The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
(SMIL, pronounced `smile') enables authoring of
interactive audiovisual presentations. SMIL is typically
used for `rich media'/multimedia presentations which
integrate streaming audio and video with images, text
or any other media type. SMIL is an HTML-like
language and may be written using a simple text
editor.W3C: Synchronized Multimedia,
SPECTRUM (Standard Procedures for Collections
Recording Used in Museums) was created by the
mda ( It is a guide to good
practice for museum documentation that describes
procedures for documenting objects and the processes
they undergo, as well as the necessary information
that needs to be recorded to support the procedures.
For SPECTRUM, an XML Document Type
Definition has been produced which serves as a
system-neutral interchange format for museum data.
`SPECTRUM:The UK Museum Documentation
Standard' is available in its second edition; see:
For a description of the creation, structure and
deployment of the SPECTRUM-XML DTD, see:
Bert Degenhart-Drenth: Building on the mda
SPECTRUM-XML DTD for Collections
Management Data Interchange. Museums and
the Web Conference 2001,
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