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Re: xlst and rdf/owl

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 10:40:46 -0400
To: Cl?udio Fernandes <cff@di.uevora.pt>
Cc: Chris Dollin <chris.dollin@hp.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060601144046.GC16455@postdiluvian.org>

* Cl?udio Fernandes <cff@di.uevora.pt> [2006-06-01 15:31+0100]
> 
> On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 15:05 +0100, Chris Dollin wrote:
> > On Thursday 01 June 2006 14:36, you wrote:
> > 
> > > I've been working with xslt lately, great tool. But the question is: can
> > > I use it to parse rdf/owl? I tried to, but all I get is parsing errors
> > > from '<rdf:' or '<owl:' tags. 
> > 
> > You /can/ use XSLT to parse RDF/OWL. But if you want to process the
> > RDF/OWL /as/ RDF or OWL, is XSLT the right tool for the job?
> > 
> 
> Actually I want to process rdf/owl to generate Prolog predicates, which
> means I don't want to generate another tree, and I need some formatting
> capacities. 
> 
> Right now I'm doing it with the expat lib. I parse the document and
> forward a big term to Prolog, which will generate the desired .pl.
> However, it seems that if I could do this with xslt, my life would be
> easier :)

OK, look around for one of the XSLT parsers that generates 'n-triples' 
or N3 format. These are prolog-like. It can be done...

Dan
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