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Re: Java RDF Browser/Editor Wanted : Protege

From: Ray Fergerson <fergerson@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:00:29 -0700
Message-ID: <38F74EAD.6844F74D@smi.stanford.edu>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Brian,

I think that things are not quite so bad (or good, depending on your point of
view) as you indicate.  It is too generous to say that we are a high level
language compiler where RDF is assembly.  At most I would say that we are an IDE
with a macro assembly language processor.  It is true we hide the RDF syntax and
don't allow you to muck with it directly from within the tool.  My sense from
the discussion about the RDF syntax on this list is that most would argue that
this is a good thing.

First, if you haven't already, I'd suggest that you download the tool and try it
out.  There is a paper describing Protege <-> RDF available off of the top page
at our web site (http://www.smi.stanford.edu/projects/protege) which may be of
interest if you like the tool.  We are completely reworking our RDF backend
(reading and writing) support at the moment and hope to have a new release this
month.
 
Ray
Received on Friday, 14 April 2000 12:58:38 GMT

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