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RDFa2: Lightweight semantic enrichment for hypertext content: Lightweight Semantic Enrichment for Hypertext Content

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationJoint International Semantic Technology Conference, JIST 2011, Hangzhou, China, December 4-7, 2011. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29923-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29922-3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2011

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


RDFa is a syntactic format that allows RDF triples to be integrated into hypertext content of HTML/XHTML documents. Although a growing number of methods or tools have been designed attempting at generating or digesting RDFa, comparatively little work has been carried out on finding a generic solution for publishing existing RDF data sets with the RDFa serialisation format. This paper proposes a generic and lightweight approach to generating semantically-enriched hypertext content by embedding RDF triples derived from diverse provenances in terms of a concept of topic nodes which will be automatically recommended by our discovery algorithm. RDFa2 is a proof-of-concept implementation for our approach and works as an online platform assisting Web content publishers in semi-automatically generating, personalising and curating pages with RDFa. RDFa2 has been introduced and employed by students in a master level course and the experimental results as well as additional case studies indicate the validity of this approach to generating triple-embedded Web documents such as online profiles and vocabularies with little user intervention.

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