Definitions for "Resource Description Framework"
Currently under development within the World Wide Web Consortium or W3C, the Resource Description Framework or RDF provides a framework for metadata in different application areas, e.g. resource discovery, content ratings, and intellectual property. RDF is essentially a data model expressed by one or more syntaxes that make the structure of resource descriptions explicit.
"The basic language for writing metadata; a foundation which provides a robust flexible architecture for processing metadata on the Internet. RDF will retain the capability to exchange metadata between application communities, while allowing each community to define and use the metadata that best serves their needs" Dublin Core Metadata Glossary, Final Draft, Feb. 24, 2001, Online. Available at
An application of XML that enables the creation of rich structured Internet resource descriptions.
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