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Semantic Web Tools and Java

From: Parnell Springmeyer <ixmatus@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:24:13 -0800
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <m21vg8cy5u.fsf@gmail.com>
Why are so many of the mature tools and libraries for RDF, OWL, and
Topic Maps built atop Java? I know Python has some great tools and the
Redland libs are mature too, but they pale in comparison to the number
of tools built using Java.

It also surprises me because the JVM is slow in comparison to compiled
LISP (RDF expressed in S-Expressions?) and many other alternatives...

I've been a long time follower and partial implementer of the Semantic
Web in my projects but this one point perplexes me (it's also because
I'm not a Java programer).

Parnell "Ixmatus" Springmeyer (http://ixmat.us)
Received on Friday, 26 February 2010 13:49:46 UTC

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