World Wide Web Consortium Releases First Version of GRDDL Specification

The World Wide Web Consortium today announced they have forged an important link between the Semantic Web and the Microformats communities of which anyone reading this blog will know I have a great deal of interest.

With “Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages“, or GRDDL (pronounced “griddle”), software can automatically extract information from structured Web pages to make it part of the Semantic Web.

Those accustomed to expressing structured data with microformats in XHTML can thus increase the value of their existing data by porting it to the Semantic Web, at very low cost using GRDDL.