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Semantic Africa
Title: Semantic Africa
Title alternative: African Vocabularies, Taxonomies and Ontologies: XML. Web Services. RDF
Creator: Afriq Access; Bah, Tierno Siradiou
Abstract: "What is AfriXML?AfriXML is an XML vocabulary project for the description of the global experience of Africa and the Diaspora. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate the development and distribution of Africa related software and content.AfriXML draws on the core TCP/IP layers and applications, as well as on proprietary database management appliances.AfriXML embraces the full suite of XML publishing tools and technologies: XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XInclude, Ajax, etc. Conceptually, it integrates or federates otherwise separated communication systems and media: text, sound, video. For instance, AfriXML endeavors to organize the vast collections of colonial publications and to track thoroughly the impact of colonization on African societies, vice versa.AfriXML aims to build a robust and large-scale information architecture; it seeks to offer distributed network services and products, relevant to the African domain and supported by : - cogent NameSpaces - pertinent taxonomies and metadata - user-friendly tagging hierarchies - optimal search engine and high usabilityLast but not the least, AfriXML will seek to leverage the dot-africa (.africa) Generic Domain Name (gTLD) project, by populating it dynamically with rich content (accurate data, valued information, and relevant knowledge) in a continued quest for understanding and enlightenment." [according to site editor’s information]
Keywords: computer science; information society; information and communication technology / ICT; publishing
Countries: Africa. General Resources
Subject areas: Information & Media » Communication & Information Technology
Resource type: Topical Websites
Language: English
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