RDF and XML both attempt to address the problem of enabling different programs and computers to communicate effectively with each other. In its own way, each takes an important step towards a universal language for data. This similar goal of creating a means for any system to communicate with any other is the basis for confusion. This lesson compares and contrasts XML and RDF and make recommendations on when to use one vs. the other.

URL: http://www.cambridgesemantics.com/semantic-university/rdf-vs-xml
Keywords: Semantic Web, eXtensible Markup Language (XML), RDF/XML
Publisher: Cambridge Semantics
Language: http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-2/eng
Time required: P5M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive

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