So much writing today! I ended up rediscovering a document I made months ago lining up two sides I am seeing in this work to move to RDF: one side is concerned with the standards that are currently in XML and how those standards can be used as RDF and the other side has metadata in those XML standards and needs to move it to RDF somehow to use that data in that way. It helped me write the “jazz hands” portion of the article discussing the use cases from those sides and how both sides can help each other move forward to improve what we’re doing in RDF and make it (and the Semantic Web) a little more real. That document also reminded me of more use cases I want to include, so the use case section expanded and was reorganized a little as well.
I still need some kind of conclusion and, well, a title (along with a ton of reviewing and editing, I know, but I think I am getting there!). My placeholder title for now is “Awesome title of article” but I’m pretty sure that isn’t final. I tend towards puns and quasi-silliness in my titles for talks but I am attempting to be a serious scholar so maybe this article should adhere to a more straightforward title without the “catchy main title: explanatory subtitle” that I often use. I still have a lot of work to do but it really is nice to recognize I’m at a place where I can think about all of this coming together. Contemplating titles and closing up shop for the day – high five!