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Introduction to the Semantic Web and RDF in Drupal 7

Introducing Drupal


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Introducing Drupal




Curious | Decision Maker | Project Manager

Introduction to the Semantic Web and RDF in Drupal 7

Day:  Tuesday, 24. august 2010
Time:  16:00-17:00
45 minutes (+15 minutes Q&A)



Drupal is leading the way by being the first major CMS to embrace the Semantic Web technologies such as RDF. Restricted to the academic world for many years, these technologies have matured with time up to the point of being used by new standards like Facebook’s Open Graph protocol and major companies like Google, Yahoo!, New York Times, BBC, etc. Over the years, there has been multiple attempts to integrate RDF and Drupal with many contributed modules like Relationship, Semantic Search or FOAF. Drupal 6 saw a plethora of RDF based modules, which eventually lead to the integration of RDFa in Drupal 7.

In this session you will learn:

  • What is the Semantic Web and all its buzz words like Linked Data, RDF, FOAF, SIOC, SPARQL
  • What components of core are using RDF
  • How is RDF seen by machines, and why it’s useful
  • Quick overview of RDF in contrib
  • RDF recipes: how to build a site using RDF

This introductory session is for those are new to the Semantic Web and curious to know what it is, and how it is integrated in Drupal. There are also two related BoF's:


your talk on rdf at

13. August 2010 - 23:42

your talk on rdf at drupalcamp vienna was great! excellent presentation - both slides and talk. looking forward to the BoF

Thanks! you'll probably be

22. August 2010 - 16:11

Thanks! you'll probably be interested in the BoF that we have scheduled as well, I'll go over how you can use the Views plugin SPARQL Views to query different endpoints.