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Re: adorning XML Schema for RDF extraction

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 17:17:06 -0700
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: W3C RDF Interest Group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010919171706.H1934@mnot.net>

I like the concept (had come across blindfold grammers when looking
into this originally), but EBNF doesn't seem to fit in too well if
the source document is XML. Most of the approaches that I've seen
advocate 'minimal' modification of the XML; I'd like pure extraction.

Cheers,




On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 09:53:02AM +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:
> Sando Hawke has been experimenting with something he calls "blindfold 
> grammars", which has a slightly wider but related goal.
> 
> For some details, see: http://www.w3.org/2001/06/blindfold/grammar
> 
> Also, there has been some recent feedback on the RDF-comments mailing list 
> about using different schema environments to validate RDF -- I'm not sure 
> if they go as far as automated triple generation.
> 
> Finally, I've noted that it is often quite easy to define a "conventional" 
> XML language to be RDF compatible;  e.g. some work I'm doing to represent 
> email metadata in XML and RDF:
>    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klyne-message-rfc822-xml-02.txt
> 
> #g
> --
> 
> At 01:48 PM 9/18/01 -0700, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> >I've just subscribed to the IG, so please pardon me if this is
> >a FAQ.
> >
> >I've been looking around at the various papers about extracting RDF
> >from XML [1][2], and was wondering what the current state of such
> >work is.
> >
> >While these proposals look promising, I'd like to be able to adorn an
> >XML Schema to explicitly indicate which elements can be used as
> >statements; surely this shouldn't be too difficult? (disclaimer: I'm
> >not a Schema expert).
> >
> >Has this particular approach been contemplated? I know there's been
> >discussion in the past; is there ongoing work or discussion in this
> >area?
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >
> >1. http://www-db.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/fusion.html
> >2. http://www.openhealth.org/RDF/rdf_Syntax_and_Names.htm
> >
> >--
> >Mark Nottingham
> >http://www.mnot.net/
> >
> 
> ------------
> Graham Klyne
> GK@NineByNine.org
> 

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Mark Nottingham
http://www.mnot.net/
 
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