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Re: How to integrate semantic web in a real application

From: Fabien Schwob <skink@evhr.net>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 00:11:16 +0100
Message-ID: <438F8314.9080400@evhr.net>
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

> Well, you do not mention what kind of tools that you have available, but 
> there is a bunch of us over in Perl-land who think in the following 
> terms:

I will mainly use PHP or Python. And to create the ontology I'm using 
Protégé.

> I haven't actually done this yet, but others have, and what we have in 
> mind is to use Redland in the bottom, configure it to use any of the 
> Redland storages, when you query the model, you get data back as a 
> result set, that you transform and present to your users.

It's seems to be really interesting, and if I'm not wrong, Redland can 
be used with Python.

> The advantages are great: You can perform any queries SPARQL allows, and 
> that's a lot. You can expose all data, so anybody can use them for 
> whatever they like, and you yourself can easily add foreign sources to 
> your model. 

I really like this idea ! But what about performance and scalability 
issues ? In my case, is it a good idea to store all informations in some 
files ? To continue with that, I have another question about OWL. Must I 
save all my data in the same OWL file or must I cut the data in mutiple 
files ?

> Now, I guess this response may be a bit overwhelming, because it 
> introduces a lot of concepts that you may not be familiar with. Also, I 
> haven't had time to actually do this, nevertheless, I think it is an 
> architecture with a great potential, and therefore I'd like to 
> encourage you to look further in this direction.

Thanks for this response, it helped me to understand a little better 
what I can do with semweb.

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Fabien SCHWOB
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:11:20 GMT

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