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Announce: Browse RDF like the web

From: Damian Steer <dsteer@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 23:14:35 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, jena-dev@yahoogroups.com
Message-ID: <m2adkm2sv8.fsf@rudiger.danbri.org>

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Hi,

I'm pleased to announce the first release of BrownSauce, an experiment
in browsing generic RDF: [1]

<http://Brownsauce.Sourceforge.Net/>

Screenshot:

<http://brownsauce.sourceforge.net/instructions/screenshot.png>

BrownSauce doesn't render rdf documents. Essentially you ask it "what
does <source> know about <thing>", where <thing> might me identified
by a URI or property / value pairs (eg foaf:mbox <mbox>).[2]

BrownSauce runs as a local http server (using Java), or can be used in
an existing web app server (eg Tomcat).  Its output can be customised
using rdf (for the 'coarse graining' algorithm) and css (for
display).

BrownSauce was written by Damian Steer at HP Labs Bristol. It may
surprise you to know it uses Jena ;-)

Feel free to email me if you have any problems. The documentation will
be improved soon

Damian Steer

PS foaf is currently the most 'browseable' part of the semantic web,
since it makes extensive use of rdfs:seeAlsos.

[1] The current version is 0.1.1, which has many improvements over
0.1. So this isn't quite the first release.

[2] I'm currently working on extending this to multiple sources
(i.e. aggregation, using seeAlsos), and sources other than rdf/xml
documents, eg rdf databases.
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