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Re: OWL2 serialized as JSON?

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:47:20 +0200
Message-ID: <4D9C2898.3040704@elbklang.net>
To: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Hi Chris,

On 4/5/2011 11:29 PM, Chris Mungall wrote:
> Is there a de-facto standard way of serializing OWL2 as JSON? I'm aware of RDF-over-JSON efforts, but something more OWL-centric would suit my purposes better.
> I recall a lightning talk at OWLED2007 that showed something like Manchester Syntax in JSON, but I don't know if this idea has advanced further. I think ideally there might be a frame-style modeled after MS (but including GCIs), and an axiom-style modeled after the functional syntax. It seems the most predictable way to do the latter would be to have a single object per axiom, and to use the non-terminals on the RHS of the production rules as names in the name-value pairs.
> I'm hoping someone has already provided a specification - and/or an OWLAPI implementation?

I'm not aware of any OWL2/JSON serialization. However, I'm wondering 
whether this is really necessary, since OWL can be represented via the 
knowledge representation structure RDF Model quite well. Today there are 
multiple proposals for RDF/JSON serialization (see [1]) available and 
the new RDF WG is working on a standard recommendation. Maybe you should 
wait for this.
What are the benefits of having a separate OWL2/JSON serialization format?



[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/JSON-Serialization-Examples
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