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[ANN] openacademia 1.0

From: Peter Mika <pmika@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 17:41:45 +0200
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openacademia 1.0: an RDF-based publication repository for research groups
and scientific communities.

We are proud to announce the first major public release of openacademia, an
RDF-based publication repository for research groups and scientific
communities.

openacademia allows researchers to enhance their homepage with dynamic
publication lists and RSS feeds, without any programming or additional
effort. The information may come from the researcher's BibTex file or a
collective openacademia repository.

For research groups and scientific communities openacademia provides a
future-proof solution for sharing publication metadata and presenting
publication results on the Web.

In terms of technology, openacademia is a Java-based web application that
builds on the emerging Semantic Web. Metadata is stored internally in a
Sesame triple store. Queries to the triple store result in dynamically
created BuRST feeds [1], RSS feeds carrying publication metadata. BuRST
feeds are transformed into a variety of output formats (BibTex, HTML,
JavaScript, JSON) using XSLT stylesheets. Data can be added and queried
using an intuitive AJAX-based interface.

openacademia is open source software and is distributed under the LGPL
license.

Source and binary distributions can be downloaded from:

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/openacademia/

A public demonstration site is available at:

http://www.openacademia.org/

Feedback on this first public release is highly appreciated. The
openacademia Wiki can be found at:

http://wiki.openacademia.org/

Special thanks to our colleagues at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and
the team of openrdf.org (Jeen Broekstra and Arjohn Kampman) for their help
and support for this project. 

Best,

Michel Klein (michel@openacademia.org)
Peter Mika (peter@openacademia.org)

[1] http://www.cs.vu.nl/~pmika/research/burst/BuRST.html
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