Drupal and the Semantic Web
Just beginning to explore where various Content Managment Systems are at with respect to their vision for the Semantic Web.
I find it interesting that Dries Buytaert, the original creator and project lead of Drupal, stressed the importance of the Semantic Web, and RDF, graph-based data representations, in his State of Drupal keynote in Boston in 2008.
Of particular interest, is his emphasis on treat database fields as first-class citizens, as the slide below emphasizes:
And, of course, Buytaert’s prescient support of RDF in the core of the Drupal platform:
And, of course, the punchline for a Web of Data:
Since this talk in the Spring of 2008, a continued focus on Semantic Web technologies from Drupal. See the following:
- Drupal, the semantic web and search
- RDFa and Drupal
- Structured data is the new search engine optimization
– October 2008
– March 16 2009
– May 2009
BTW, here’s a nice video that was presented at DrupalCon DC 2009 titled RDFa in Drupal – examples and use cases.
Think it might be time to look more closely at Drupal.