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March 2006 Meeting of the DC XML Users Group

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Happy 2004! I hope everyone had a great holiday and will have a
good new year.

The next meeting of the XML Users Group will be held on Wednesday,
March 15, 2006 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at 2000
Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-1277. The meeting starts
at 7:00 p.m. and usually last approximately 2 hours. If attending
the meeting by Metro, get off the Dupont Circle stop and walk
north to Florida Avenue...turn right.

There is no cost associated with attending but if you are planning on
attending this meeting, please let us know so that we can give a list to
AGU management. You can register at:

http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/meeting-register.html
March 15, 2006

Bob DuCharme - RDF: Store Metadata About Anything, Anywhere

Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a W3C standard format for
storing arbitrary data on the web and elsewhere. It's particularly
good for storing metadata about files and other machine-accessible
resources. You can store handfuls of RDF inside the resources they
describe, outside of them, in relational databases, in XML, or any
place you like, and then easily combine these handfuls into a
database that you can use for queries, reports, and graphs.
The ability to exchange and combine RDF from different places
across the Web has made it a cornerstone of the W3C's "Semantic
Web" plans, and it's already proving itself very helpful in
accomplishing much more mundane tasks. Whether your data is
structured or unstructured, typed or untyped, centralized or
distributed, RDF just may make the job of storing and using
that data easier.

Argyn Kuketayev, eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)
April 2006

Ed Schulke - Datastream
Currently we need speakers for both the technical and vendor
presentation portion of future meetings. If you would like
to give a presentation at a future meeting, please send e-mail
or call Betty Harvey (410) 787-9200. Share your knowledge and experience
with others.

Hope to see you there.

Washington Area XML Users Group Web Site:
http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug
Electronic copies of papers supplied from speakers are
available on-line.

To subscribe to the Washington Area XML Users Group mailing
list, go to http://www.eccnet.com/mailman/listinfo/dc-xmlusers.

DIRECTIONS:

From Connecticut Avenue north of AGU, make a left onto
T Street (1 block before Florida Avenue). Drive one block,
the entrance to Atlantic Garage North should be on your
right.
From Connecticut Avenue of AGU, make your first right after Florida Avenue onto T Street. Drive one block. the
entrance to Atlantic Garage North should be on your right.

From I-66


- Continue east on I-66 to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. This
places you on Constitution Avenue.
- Take a left on 18th Street, NW and head north. Continue north to
Connecticut Avenue.
- Turn left (North) on Connecticut Avenue to Florida Avenue.
- Right on Florida Avenue. AGU is 1/2 block on the right at the
corner of 20th & Florida Avenue.
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Betty Harvey | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
ha****@eccnet.com | Washington,DC SGML/XML Users Grp
URL: http://www.eccnet.com | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/
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