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Last Call for MathML 3.0. EU Guide for standards writers. RDB2RDF first public working draft out.

The W3C Math Working Group has published a ‘last call’ Working Draft for Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0. MathML is an XML application for describing mathematical notation and capturing structure and content. The goal of MathML is to enable mathematics to be served, received, and processed on the World Wide Web, just as HTML has enabled this functionality for text. More from

The EU Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) standards supervisory has issued a Guide for standards writers encouraging them to consider the special requirements of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Guide sets out to increase uptake of EU standards amongst this group which makes up 99% of all EU corporations. The Guide is available in English and French and can be downloaded from

The W3C’s Working Group on database to RDF mapping—a.k.a. ‘RDB2RDF’ is inviting comment on the first public working draft of its ‘Use Cases and Requirements for Mapping Relational Databases to RDF’ proposal. The document includes use cases from science and industry showing how relational data is exposed in patterns that conform to RDF.

Curious that after nearly a decade of the semantic web this work is at such an early stage! More from

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