This is an introduction to semantic web ideas aimed at someone with experience in programming, perhaps with web sites and scripting, who wants to understand how RDF is useful in practice. The aim is to give a feel for what the Semantic Web is, and allow one to imagine what life will be like when it is widely deployed. This is illustrated using the N3 language, which is easy to read and write, and cwm which is an experimental general purpose program for semantic web stuff.
The tutorial is in the making: places linked below have
text. This material will be presented as a tutorial at WWW2003 in
Semantic Web Tutorial
TimBL, Sandro, and DanC