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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, 2nd Edition by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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Distributing Data across the Web

Data are most often represented in tabular form, in which each row represents some item we are describing, and each column represents some property of those items. The cells in the table are the particular values for those properties. Table 3.1 shows a sample of some data about works completed around the time of Shakespeare.

Table 3.1

Tabular Data about Elizabethan Literature and Music

ID Title Author Medium Year
1 As You Like It Shakespeare Play 1599
2 Hamlet Shakespeare Play 1604
3 Othello Shakespeare Play 1603
4 “Sonnet 78” Shakespeare Poem 1609
5 Astrophil and Stella Sir Phillip Sidney Poem 1590
6 Edward II Christopher Marlowe Play 1592
7 Hero and Leander Christopher Marlowe Poem 1593
8 Greensleeves ...

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