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Re: OWL2 serialized as JSON?

From: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 07:18:26 -0400
Message-ID: <20110406.071826.2115734815039235025.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <zazi@elbklang.net>
CC: <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Subject: Re: OWL2 serialized as JSON?
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 03:47:20 -0500

> 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?
> Cheers,
> Bob
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/JSON-Serialization-Examples

A direct transformation from OWL axioms to JSON would be much more
readable than first going through RDF.  There would be other advantages,
including size.

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