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Re: Is there a web service for RDF validation?

From: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 14:22:58 -0400
To: Mark Thompson <mark9630@gmail.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <450BBBD5-9DCD-45C0-B631-5A708816A1B3@greggkellogg.net>
My distiller [1] parses most RDF formats and will provide some error feedback. (There's also a debug option for extreme detail in parser status). Generally what I look for is if the expected triples are produced.

There is a REST api, based on specific options passed into the distiller. This is mostly used for running against validation suites, but can also be used for other (light) purposes. When you do a form submit with various options, the "Alternative access to the Distiller" link will be updated based on the selected options.

The project is  open-source and public domain. My service is okay for light usage, but if you have something more in mind, I encourage you to fork the repo and run your own instance.

Gregg

[1] http://rdf.greggkellogg.net/distiller
[2] http://github.com/gkellogg/rdf-distiller.

On May 11, 2012, at 2:08 AM, Mark Thompson wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> A pretty straight-forward question from a newbie to this field: are
> there any web-services available for doing RDF validation?
> 
> By web-service I mean something with a proper web-service API: e.g.
> REST or SOAP, which you could easily call from within your own
> application.
> 
> Of course I've seen http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/ and
> http://www.rdfabout.com/demo/validator/ , but they don't have
> REST-like interfaces and also seem quite out-of date with respect to
> input formats (e.g. no trig). Also, named graph support would be great
> to have.
> 
> Given the advanced state of development of RDF tools like Jena /
> Sesame it seems a web-service should be available somewhere... or is
> it time to build something like that myself? Any pointers greatly
> appreciated!
> 
> Cheers,
> Mark
> 
> 
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