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Encourage Semantic Markup and Linked Data as a Best Practice

The W3C (http://www.w3.org/) defines the Semantic Web as an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the semantics of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content.

Tim Berners-Lee("Inventor of the web") coined the term Semantic Web back in 1999.

Today it is frequently referred to as Linked Data "the Semantic Web done right" - http://linkeddata.org/

My suggestion is that CIO/OFT could recommend or even establish best practices that would encourage a concerted effort to learn about and actively pursue innovative ideas in how to implement and leverage linked data across all New York State managed web sites.

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    I will vote up in support of this proposal.

    We basically sit in front of a computer all day and when information is sought, "search" electronically for information/data to help us make decisions and do work. Without some one encoding date to be searchable/discoverable, how would we find what we need. Furthermore, our leadership role in Technology, and as a service provider and evabler to citizens and businesses, would seem to suggest a degree of resposibility to field this concern.

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