With over a billion users, today’s Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project. In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new generation Internet. The video outlines the basic themes of the European Union’s Future Internet initiative. These include: an Internet of Services, where services are ubiquitous; an Internet of Things where in principle every physical object becomes an online addressable resource; a Mobile Internet where 24/7 seamless connectivity over multiple devices is the norm; and the need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users.
RDF stands for ‘Resource Description Framework. It is not a relative of RDA, Resource Description and Access. The ‘Resource’ in RDF means ‘things’, ‘anything’ and ‘Resource’ in RDA means ‘Information Resource’ or ‘Bibliographic Resource’. RDF is a special way to present knowledge. It becomes a popular tool to use in Semantic Web, especially Linked Data.
This is a very cute presentation that explains RDF very well: