The term Application Profile (AP) has recently become highly topical, with initiatives demanding APs which combine elements from a number of different existing standardized metadata schemas whilst maintaining interoperability and satisfying their own specific requirements through refinements, extensions and additions. This paper describes a hybrid collaborative approach which combines the semantic knowledge of RDF Schemas with the explicit structural, cardinality and data-typing constraints provided by XML Schemas in a complementary manner.

Keywords: Application profile, RDF/XML, XLST, Interoperability, XML, RDF Schema, Metadata
Author: Hunter, Jane
Date created: 2001-05-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P30M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive

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