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RE: Representing RDF graphs as UML graphs

From: Sarah Terese Pulis <stpulis@cs.latrobe.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 09:24:45 +1000
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
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I am a student researching into a standard graphical representation for
RDF and currently looking at the UML perspective.  I would be interested
in talking to you or anyone who is doing similar work.

Another reference that I have found helpful is:

Baclawski, K., Kokar, M., Kogut, P., Hart, L., Smith, J., Holmes, W., et
al. (2001). Extending UML to Support Ontology Engineering for the
Semantic Web. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Fourth
International Conference on UML (UML 2001), Toronto, United States of

Sarah Pulis

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[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jimmy Cerra
Sent: Wednesday, 30 April 2003 5:41 PM
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Representing RDF graphs as UML graphs


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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