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Representing RDF graphs as UML graphs

From: Jimmy Cerra <jimbobbs@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 03:41:17 -0400
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c30eeb$e29d2a00$0100a8c0@drsoong>


Let's say we have the following N-Triples [1]:

&e;#John &e;#age 22
&e;#John &rdf;#type &e;#Person

&e;#Person &rdfs;#subClassOf &rdfs;#Class
&e;#age &rdf;#type &rdf;#Property
&e;#age &rdfs;#domain &e;#Person
&e;#age &rdfs;#range &e;#Literal

Could the above triples be represented by the following UML graph:

See http://purl.org/jfc/2003/04/30-rdf2uml.gif

I'm probably wrong, but at least this is a start.  There seems to be
very little information on the web about transforming UML graphs into
RDF triples [2,3] - and nothing on the inverse relationship.  The
purpose is to find a more concise way (relative to the standard graphic
notation) of representing RDF data that has been validated to an

James F. Cerra 

[1] Assume that the entities map to:
	e = http://www.example.com
	rdf = http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns
	rdfs = http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-rdf-uml/

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