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Re: AW: uml to rdf converter

From: <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:46:27 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200411161546.KAA22898@clue.mel.nist.gov>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org



>I believe the original poster needs is an XMI > RDFS/OWL transformer,
>possibly in XSLT. ...

Two tools are currently available to translate from the XMI output from 
Poseidon into OWL in RDF/XML form.  They are exff from Eurostep [1] and
DUET [2] from AT&T.  exff was a proof of concept and thus isn't fully
functional.  However, it produces something pretty close to RDFS.  If that
is your target, then it might be a better starting point.  DUET preserves
more of the semantics of the model through the translation, but that 
exploits more of OWL's expressivity.  DUET also has a primitive user 
interface, so it may require some work to use.

>...Anyone interested in working something out? I mean,
>all we need is probably a document describing the mappings on some CVS
>then anyone can start implementing the mappings using the tool of choice
>(XSLT, SAX whatever).
>
>If we could break this in small parts it would be easy to contribute.
>I'm sure we could all find coo ways of reusing such converters...

I had been working on a mapping document as described above.  Hopefully, 
these emails will bump the priority of this work.

-Evan

Evan K. Wallace
Manufacturing Systems Integration Division
NIST

[1] exff http://www.eurostep.com/prodserv/exff/exff.html
[2] DUET http://projects.semwebcentral.org/projects/codip
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