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RDF
Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2003 

Short for Resource Description Framework. RDF is a general framework for describing a Web site's metadata, or the information about the information on the site. It provides interoperability between applications that exchange machine-understandable information on the Web. RDF details information such as a site's sitemap, the dates of when updates were made, keywords that search engines look for and the Web page's intellectual property rights.

Developed under the guidance of the World Wide Web Consortium, RDF was designed to allow developers to build search engines that rely on the metadata and to allow Internet users to share Web site information more readily. RDF relies on XML as an interchange syntax, creating an ontology system for the exchange of information on the Web.

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An Idiot's Guide to the Resource Description Framework
Designed for the novice to understand.

An Introduction to the Resource Description Framework
This article from 1998 is a good resource for beginning to understand RDF.

Dave Beckett's Resource Description Framework (RDF) Resource Guide
This guide contains links to many RDF resources including examples, documents, software, tools and projects that use it.

Resource Description Framework Model and Syntax Specification
Proposed Recommendation of the W3C from January 5, 1999.

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