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Re: Lightweight RDF/OWL library for Java?

From: Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 15:09:55 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTint-HqTD-onwamzodCAxRQwygb9CA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com>
Cc: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Smaller and simpler in which respect? Code size, API compexity, memory
overhead, something else?

If you're looking for a hibernate-like API, there is JenaBean
(http://code.google.com/p/jenabean/), which would hide much of the
complexity of Jena for you. If you're looking for a simpler triple
store API, rdf2go looks like it might abstract complexity away and
lets you choose a back-end representation, such as Jena, Sesame, or

If you just want a different API, you could try Sesame. I never found
it to be particularly simpler than Jena, though.

I'm partial to using Jena because it has direct classes for OWL and
RDF classes, and makes it simpler to generate data in an
object-oriented-like way.


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hello,
>  We are looking for a library to read and write RDF/OWL within a Java
> project. Currently, we are using Jena, but would prefer something
> smaller and simpler. Any advice? Thanks!
>     Take care
>     Oliver
> --
> Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
> Systems Biology Linker at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/sybil)
> Turning Knowledge Data into Models
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Jim McCusker
Programmer Analyst
Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
Yale School of Medicine
james.mccusker@yale.edu | (203) 785-6330

PhD Student
Tetherless World Constellation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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