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Re: Object/triple mapping as one building block for software develop

From: Olivier Rossel <olivier.rossel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 11:24:20 +0200
Message-ID: <516816970905070224n112b2b10g7c9c19e1dac55ea1@mail.gmail.com>
To: otm-j@quasthoffs.de
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
how do you specify which SPARQL endpoint should be queried to retrieve
(for example) a set of Person ?
In my opinion, inheriting  from RDFResource is bad design.
In Elmo, for example, you register the mapped interfaces via a simple
statement at the beginning of your program,
so your interfaces are not polluted by that specific superinterface.
Could it be done in OTM-J ?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Matthias Quasthoff
<matthias--web@quasthoffs.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> in order to simplify integration of linked data in our software projects, we
> translated standard object-relational mapping patterns to object/triple
> mapping. The key idea is to help software developers by letting them do
> *everything* with means of their programming language. That is, developers
> shouldn't even have to know that there is something like nodes, triples or
> HTTP (for simple applications, at least).
> Our first version of a Java implementaion can be found here:
> https://projects.quasthoffs.de/otm-j/
> So far, exposing linked data as Java objects and querying SPARQL endpoints
> works. SPARQL queries are not specified as strings but can be created using
> the OO data model (i.e. field names instead of RDF property names, Java
> locales instead of string language tags etc.).
> We also hope to be able to integrate different types of policies (trust,
> privacy, and data licenses), as well as some kind of provenance information.
> Such framework automating triple handling could easily relieve developers
> from recurring implementation tasks regarding any kind of policies. We think
> that in most cases, a standard solution will be appropriate and the
> respective standards will be more appealing to developers if they can find a
> simple way to use them.
> I know that there is Sommer and RDFReactor and more, and I hope we'll be
> able to achieve some kind of compatibility between our approaches. But I
> truly think that handling linked data rather requires something like design
> patterns, when and where to handle which kind of data, policies etc. I hope
> we can join some kind of discussion in this direction, and that somebody
> will find our work useful for their project.
> Best regards from Berlin,
> Matthias
> otm-j@quasthoffs.de
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