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RE: Relevant technology -- DVRQ?

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:21:19 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590C499932@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Ed Summers" <ehs@pobox.com>, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: "public-xg-lld" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
During the call and again below, Ed mentioned an "ah-ha" moment when he
realized Web scaffolding frameworks like Rails, Drupal, DJango, etc.
could be used to publish Linked Data. I had a similar "ah-ha" moment
(Grails in my case). At least in the case of Grails, the domain model is
implemented directly using object-oriented programming classes, and the
Web create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) functions are supplied
automatically by a model-neutral controller "scaffold". Out-of-the-box,
Grails automatically maps these object-oriented classes to a relational
database, but there are abstractions in the framework for other types of
physical stores. Also, in the case of Grails at least, this
domain-neutral scaffold can be tweaked to automatically support Linked
Data URIs and the production of RDF as well as an ontology. I would be
happy to turn over my experiments if someone wants a closer look.

Ultimately, though, I got frustrated with this type of solution because
it requires a programmer to implement what should possible to achieve in
the hands of a domain-expert directly. D2RQ seems like a much more
promising solution in this regard, although I will admit there are still
gaps to fill to catch up with the create, update, and delete features of
scaffolding frameworks.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-xg-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xg-lld-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ed Summers
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:20 AM
> To: Antoine Isaac
> Cc: public-xg-lld
> Subject: Re: Relevant technology -- DVRQ?
> Hi Antoine,
> I think Jeff was talking about the d2r server [1], which has a
> framework component called d2rq? In the cold light of day I'm still
> wondering if it might be worthwhile for the Relevant Technologies
> section [2] to mention how web frameworks (rails, drupal, django, etc)
> and also RDFa are low barrier options for publishing Linked Data.
> //Ed
> [1] http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/d2r-server/
> [2]
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_Relevant_Technologies
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