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Announce: experimental RDF expert system shell

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@baltimore.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 16:54:06 +0100
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To: RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
We've been on the verge of announcing this for some time...

Craig Pugsley has been working on an experimental expert system shell that 
uses RDF for all of its input data (knowledge base, rules and 
"control").  We can now use it to read arbitrary RDF from the web and 
perform inferences on that data.  We have been exercising this capability 
using RDFweb/webwho data (http://rdfweb.org/) data.  A simple example query 
we have run is to list RDFweb people with a common interest.

The software is available linked from:


It is very much an experimental/prototype piece of software, and all the 
usual caveats apply about being provided as-is, without warranty, 
etc.  There are many features and improvements that we would like to have 
included which are not (yet) there.  Java source code is provided.

Any comments or questions may be addressed to Craig or myself.  (Craig is 
returning to University and may be contacted at mailto:cpugsley@bigfoot.com).


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