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Re: BRMS ( Rules ) and RDF for real life application; State of the Art?

From: Andreas Langegger <al@jku.at>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 20:22:41 +0100
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <995C38B0-CD44-49AB-9B9E-3DEBF5A6EFFD@jku.at>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
hi Aldo,

if you want to describe all your data in RDF, you could have a look at  
the general purpose rule engine of Jena.
http://jena.sourceforge.net/inference/#rules

Jena2 includes a general purpose rule-based reasoner which is used to  
implement both the RDFS and OWL reasoners but is also available for  
general use. This reasoner supports rule-based inference over RDF  
graphs and provides forward chaining, backward chaining and a hybrid  
execution model. To be more exact, there are two internal rule engines  
one forward chaining RETE engine and one tabled datalog engine - they  
can be run separately or the forward engine can be used to prime the  
backward engine which in turn will be used to answer queries.

hth
Andy

On Mar 25, 2008, at 7:13 PM, Adrian Walker wrote:

> Hi Aldo --
>
> You wrote:
>
> If you were asked to build a robust system using RDF and a rule
> management engine, which way would you go?
>
> You may like to try the system and examples online at the site below.
>
> You are welcome to write and run your own examples too.
>
> Some background is in:
>
> www.w3.org/2004/12/rules-ws/paper/19
>    www.reengineeringllc.com/A_Wiki_for_Business_Rules_in_Open_Vocabulary_Executable_English.pdf
>
> www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/RDFQueryLangComparison1.agent
>
> www.reengineeringllc.com/WikiSOA.pdf
>
> Apologies if you have seen this before, and thanks for comments.
>
>                                                     -- Adrian
>
> Internet Business Logic
> A Wiki and SOA Endpoint for Executable Open Vocabulary English over  
> SQL
> Online at www.reengineeringllc.com    Shared use is free
>
> Adrian Walker
> Reengineering
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 1:46 PM, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> If you were asked to build a robust system using RDF and a rule
> management engine, which way would you go?
>
> I have a system on drools running over POJOs and I need to overhaul
> the dataset to include a lot of semantic web data, so it makes sense
> to consider a complete rewrite in semweb tech
>
> TopBraid Live! seems nice ( at least the datasheet ), but too
> expensive for this project.
> And I can't figure out a straightforward way to rdf-ize Drools, Jess  
> et Al.
>
> One would think that things have moved forward in the RIF area... but
> I have trouble sorting through the info so far, any practical advice?
>
>
> Thanks!
> A
>
> --
> :::: Aldo Bucchi ::::
> +56 9 7623 8653
> skype:aldo.bucchi
>
>


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Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Andreas Langegger
Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
Johannes Kepler University Linz
A-4040 Linz, Altenberger Straße 69
http://www.langegger.at
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