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ebXML Registry and SIMILE project?

From: Farrukh Najmi <farrukh.najmi@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 13:10:38 -0400
Message-ID: <3EF7348E.2010909@sun.com>
To: "Butler, Mark" <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: "'desire-registry@ukoln.ac.uk'" <desire-registry@ukoln.ac.uk>, www-rdf-dspace@w3.org

Butler, Mark wrote:

>Hello
>
>I have come across this page
>http://desire.ukoln.ac.uk/registry/
>as it is cited in Heery and Patels' paper "Application profiles: mixing and
>matching metadata schemas" in Ariadne. I am interested in this area because
>I am working on a project with similar aims called SIMILE, see 
>http://web.mit.edu/simile
>
>Are there any other resources available about this project?  What is the
>current status of the project?
>
>  
>
This is not directly related to DESIRE project so I changed the subject 
to start a new thread...

I would like to explore within the SIMILE project the use of ebxmlrr [1] 
which is a royalty free OASIS ebXML Registry standard [2]. A recent 
presentation on ebxmlrr from XML Europe 2003 is available [3].

The ebXML Registry is a general purpose content management system. Work 
is underway to add first class support for RDF and OWL content.

ebxmlrr could potentially be used as a metadata and content management 
solution in a project such as SIMILE and enhanced based upon project 
requirements within open source.

Some salient features of the current version of ebxmlrr and ebXML 
Registry Standard are:
- Registry + Repository
- Uniform Identification of any type of objects (urn:uuid:...)
- Very few polymorphic verbs (similar to TupleSpaces like Linda, 
JavaSpaces, ...).
- Polymorphic, extensible and reflective object model
- Dynamic metadata support (Slots)
- Association between any two objects
- Classification of any type of objects
- Associations and Classifications are objects
- Taxonomy hosting, browsing and validation
- Service registration and discovery
- Registry packages to group any objects
- Event Archiving - complete audit trail
- Life cycle management of objects
- Flexible query options (Adhoc SQL92, XML Filter Queries)
- Cooperating registries (Federation, Replication, Remote Object references)
- Import / Export of registry content
- Event Notification
- Content management services (pluggable Metadata and Content-specific 
Validation and Cataloging)
- Abstract interface  multiple web-based concrete bindings
- Concrete bindings for HTTP, SOAP, ebXML Messaging interfaces to registry
- Links to external content
- Service interfaces carry XML structures
- Security (XML-DSig for authentication, XACML for authorization)
- Native language (I18N) support

Is there interest in the SIMILE community to epxlore this further? Is 
this the appropriate mailing list for this discussion? Thanks.

Links:

[1] ebxmlrr: Open Source ebXML Registry

http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net

[2] ebXML Registry Standard

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/regrep/documents/2.5/specs (for 
actual specs)
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/regrep/documents/2.5/ (for other 
spec related artifacts)

[3] Presentations

http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/presentations/ebxmlrr-xmlEurope2003.sxi 
(Open Office 1.1)
http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/presentations/ebxmlrr-xmlEurope2003.ppt 
(Powerpoint)
http://ebxmlrr.sourceforge.net/presentations/ (other related presentations)

-- 
Farrukh
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