[W3C RIF] New W3C Rule Interchange Format Working Drafts
Rule markup languages will be the vehicle for using rules on the Web
and in other distributed systems. They allow deploying, executing,
publishing and communicating rules in a network. They may also play
the role of a lingua franca for exchanging rules between different
systems and tools. The main purposes of a rule markup language are to
permit reuse, interchange and publication of rules used e.g., in a
Corporate Semantic Web to represent business rules, semantic business
process flows, regulations, and policies.
2008 sees a major step forward for rules on the Web. The W3C Rule
Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group  has published several
public specifications for a new standardized Rule Interchange Format
(W3C RIF) which is part of the latest Semantic Web stack .
The Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group has just published
five new Working Drafts. Since the Last Call Working Drafts of RIF
Basic Logic Dialect (BLD)  and RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility  in
July, the group has been developing other dialects, components, and
Feedback and comments from the community at large are welcome and
should be sent to: [hidden email] before 23 January 2009,
2008. All comments (and responses to them) will be available at the
public archive .