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RDF as an information store ?

From: Kai Hendry <hendry@cs.helsinki.fi>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:32:47 +0200
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040119093247.GD561@cs.helsinki.fi>

I have been looking at RDF to help solve the problem of managing
research group web pages.[1]

I know RDF is designed or better suited for high level inferences,
but I am still allured by the hype.

Initially I am looking to use RDF as a format to store data in. Edited
by researchers by hand, using perhaps N3 notation and maintained in CVS.
From that RDF, I will construct a script that can generate the XHTML:

http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/hendry/work/nodes/template/pp/index.en.html

This method is attractive as I am faced with the above template that
might change. For example "releases" might be renamed to publications.
Or there might be some re-ordering at some point.

If I have all the data in XHTML, it would prove a pain to edit all the
group's web pages. Ideally I would just change the (transformation)
script. N3 also at first glances, seems pleasant enough to conduct
translations in.

Is this a reasonable approach? Should I be using XML and XSL? Something
else?  RDF seems to more useful if I had to remap some vocabulary and
might help show as an added bonus some interesting research group
relations between the mess here:

http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/group/

If someone could offer some advice and direction, I would be very
grateful.


[1] http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/hendry/work/nodes/template/latex/report.pdf
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