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Re: ANN: VocBench 2.2 released

From: Osma Suominen <osma.suominen@helsinki.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:58:21 +0200
Message-ID: <5460620D.2090904@helsinki.fi>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Hi Armando!

Congratulations for the release!

I've been looking at installing VocBench 2.2 for a test drive and I'm 
wondering about the triple store to use. I see that you recommend the 
use of OWLIM (nowadays also called GraphDB), but Sesame is also an 
alternative for small datasets.

Am I right that OWLIM Lite (the free version) is not an option? I.e. the 
minimum is actually OWLIM SE? At least your install documentation only 
mentions SE.

What are the issues in supporting other triple stores, such as Jena 
Fuseki, Virtuoso or Bigdata? Am I right that this depends mainly on 
triple store support in Semantic Turkey? Do you think it would be easy 
to add support for other triple stores into VocBench and/or Semantic 
Turkey? For example, Fuseki, Virtuoso and Bigdata include all text index 
support (but all in their own ways due to lack of standards).

I'm asking because OWLIM/GraphDB is a commercial, proprietary product 
and for our organization, a stack based on open source software would be 
more welcome.


On 04/11/14 18:10, Armando Stellato wrote:
> *** apologies for cross-posting ***
> Version 2.2 of VocBench has been released today, and is available here:
> http://vocbench.uniroma2.it/downloads/
> Since this is the first announcement for this platform (on non-internal
> lists), here are few words for introducing itů
> VocBench is a web-based, multilingual, editing and workflow tool that
> manages thesauri, authority lists and glossaries using SKOS-XL. Designed
> to meet the needs of Semantic Web and Linked Data environments, VocBench
> provides tools and functionalities that facilitate both collaborative
> editing and multilingual terminology development. It also includes
> administration and group management features that permit flexible roles
> for maintenance, validation and publication.
> VocBench 2 is being developed in the context of a collaboration between
> the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
> <http://www.fao.org/> [http://www.fao.org/] and the ART Group
> <http://art.uniroma2.it/> of the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'
> <http://www.uniroma2.it/> [http://art.uniroma2.it/]
> Interested people can learn more about VocBench by visiting its project
> site: http://vocbench.uniroma2.it/ and/or by subscribing to its
> user/developer discussion groups: http://vocbench.uniroma2.it/support/
> Cheers,
> The VocBench team
> http://art.uniroma2.it/
> http://aims.fao.org/

Osma Suominen
D.Sc. (Tech), Information Systems Specialist
National Library of Finland
P.O. Box 26 (Teollisuuskatu 23)
Tel. +358 50 3199529
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