The first Tri-XML Conference is scheduled for July 25-26, 2003. Conference theme: “Extending skills and abilities through knowledge sharing” 
“There are a many languages in use today for exchanging RDF-structured information. Here’s a sample rendered in many different ways. Converters exist between some of these formats, but not others (yet).” 
Nice doc, useful to understand some basic issues when implementing the Semantic Web.
“Forget RDF, topic maps and all that semantic catalogs impositions: LSI is future of the semantic web. And, potentially, if aggregated with markup-extracted information, a google killer.” 
“SRW is the “Search/Retrieve Web Service” protocol, which aims to integrate access to various networked resources, and to promote interoperability between distributed databases, by providing a common utilization framework. SRW is a web-service-based protocol whose underpinnings are formed by bringing together more than 20 years experience from the collective implementers of the Z39.50 Information Retrieval protocol with recent developments in the web technologies arena.”
“rssSearch is a search engine which harvests and indexes the RSS/RDF files produced by weblogs across the Internet.” 
Sandro has written a tutorial  on OpenOffice with examples and discussion of the DocBook export filter. In general, he takes a look at OpenOffice Writer and its capabilities to serve as a WYSIWYG editor for DocBook XML.
“The mission of the XUpdate Working Group is to provide open and flexible update facilities to modify data in XML documents. Doing so it is not important where the documents come from. It can be real documents or virtual documents retrieved from XML databases.” 
The XUpdate language is used by Xindice , the XML database of the Apache project.