Towards Semantic Web Document Engineering

Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI, Amsterdam

The W3C Workshop on Delivery Context


Web publishing systems have to take into account a plethora of Web-enabled devices, user preferences and abilities. Technologies generating these presentations will need to be explicitly aware of the context in which the information is being presented. Semantic Web technology can be a fundamental part of the solution to this problem by explicitly modeling the knowledge needed to adapt presentations to a specific delivery context. We propose the development of a Smart Style layer which is able to use metadata to improve the presentation of content to human users. We discuss different uses of metadata and suggest extensions to current Web technology.

Transparencies will be available in XHTML.

See also our position paper.