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RE: Review of Relevant Technologies section

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:23:14 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590CEA0877@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Nicolas Chauvat" <nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr>
Cc: "Jon Phipps" <jonp@jesandco.org>, "Karen Coyle" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, <public-lld@w3.org>

Thanks for the suggestion. This fits nicely with the mention of D2R
Server, so I added a reference after that:


I'm not aware of any tools to map XML/XML Schema to RDF/RDFS/OWL, but
I'm sure it's possible. There are some clues here:


At one time I had started on an XSL Stylesheet (attached) to transform
the XML Schemas listed in the OpenURL Registry into corresponding OWL
ontologies. It's incomplete, but might show proof of concept.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolas Chauvat [mailto:nicolas.chauvat@logilab.fr]
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 3:38 AM
> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
> Cc: Jon Phipps; Karen Coyle; public-lld@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Review of Relevant Technologies section
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 11:28:20PM -0400, Young,Jeff (OR) wrote:
> > I suspect that most of us would agree a literal transform of
> into MARC/RDF would be a wasted effort.
> > [...]
> > It occurs to me, though, that we overlooked XSLT as a relevant
> technology so I added a mention of it.
> I have not read the draft, so maybe the following comment is
> irrelevant, but reading the above makes me think of
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdb-direct-mapping-20110324/ that does a
> direct mapping from a database schema to RDF, then uses SPARQL
> CONSTRUCT as transformation rules to generate rdf triples with
> well-known vocabularies.
> It could be an interesting approach to jump right into RDF-land from
> wherever you stand, including MARC/XML, then use the common tools
> available to manipulate RDF to make the data easier to reuse.
> Hope this helps,
> --
> Nicolas Chauvat
> logilab.fr - services en informatique scientifique et gestion de
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