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Re: ANN: Skosify 0.1 - converting RDFS/OWL/SKOS into proper SKOS

From: Alistair Miles <alimanfoo@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 16:24:30 +0100
To: Osma Suominen <osma.suominen@tkk.fi>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110531152430.GA5275@aliman-desktop>
Hi Osma, this looks really useful, very nice!

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 03:00:54PM +0300, Osma Suominen wrote:
> Dear SKOS enthusiasts
> 
> I'm happy to announce Skosify, a new tool for creating and improving
> SKOS vocabularies. It was created to allow easy conversion of
> thesauri and thesaurus-like ontologies from various RDF, OWL and
> "mostly-SKOS" formats into good quality SKOS.
> 
> The program is a command line tool that accepts any RDF file as
> input and tries hard to make it conform to SKOS conventions.
> Optionally, it can map RDFS/OWL Classes into SKOS concepts and
> hierarchical rdfs:subClassOf relationships into
> skos:broader/skos:narrower relationships. It also performs some
> structural validation on the result and attempts to fix many common
> problems.
> 
> The first public release, version 0.1, has just been released on the
> Google Code project site [1] together with documentation in the wiki
> [2]. The code is open source, using the permissive MIT license. The
> tool is implemented in Python (using rdflib) and developed on Linux,
> but should work on other platforms as well.
> 
> The tool is currently being used to produce public, downloadable
> SKOS versions of some Finnish ontologies developed in the FinnONTO
> projects, including the Finnish General Upper Ontology and the KOKO
> ontology [3].
> 
> I'm happy to hear any comments, requests for improvements or other
> feedback from potential users.
> 
> Best regards,
> Osma Suominen
> 
> 
> PS. I chose the name Skosify as it seemed not to be in wide use,
> though there were a couple of scripts with that name. The ones I
> found seemed to be very specific converters for individual
> vocabularies rather than general purpose tools. Apologies if the
> name causes any clashes or misconceptions.
> 
> 
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/skosify/
> [2] http://code.google.com/p/skosify/wiki/GettingStarted
> [3] http://onki.fi/en/browser/
> 
> -- 
> Osma Suominen | Osma.Suominen@tkk.fi | +358 40 5255 882
> Aalto University, Department of Media Technology, Semantic Computing
> Research Group
> Room 2541, Otaniementie 17, Espoo, Finland; P.O. Box 15500, FI-00076
> Aalto, Finland
> 
> 

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