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Re: [ANN] Nemo - Glues RDF to XSLT

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 07:45:22 +0000 (GMT)
To: James Cerra <jfcst24_public@yahoo.com>
cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.61.0411300744420.7511@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

relatedly, Damian Steer has done some woek in this area: Treehugger - 
also partially inpired by RDFTwig:

http://rdfweb.org/people/damian/treehugger/

Libby

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, James Cerra wrote:

>
> Yes: Yet another library for accessing RDF datastores
> with XSLT processors!  ;-)  Nemo [1] is basically a
> convience function library for accessing standalone
> (i.e. root=rdf:RDF) and embedded (i.e. graph's root is
> not rdf:RDF or the root of the XML document) RDF/XML
> models.  Currently, it consists only of simple
> adapters between the Saxon XSLT and XQuery Processor
> [2] and Jena Semantic Web Framework [3].
>
> You can download Nemo from [1].  If java.net ever
> approves my project, it'll be located at [4].  Nemo
> currently requires Java 1.5 (or 1.4 possibly if
> recompiled, I think) and the current CVS version of
> Jena.  If CVS scares you, I can email a copy of a
> precompiled Jena jar (use with the other jars
> distributed with Jena 2.1) - although it may not work
> on your computer.  P.S. If Nemo doesn't work at first,
> try recompiling it! (javac *.java)
>
> It isn't that impressive right now, but I have a lot
> to do (1st priority - get a domain so I can create a
> good package name). The program copyrighted by me,
> James Francis Cerra, and this preview should be
> considered under the GPL, Version 2. I currently
> intend release Nemo under a less restrictive license
> later, after I put more thought into it.  Current
> Plans:
>
>   1. Get a domain and project home.
>   2. Package nemo and put it into a jar.
>   3. Write JavaDocs and clean up the code.
>   4. Add *Better* support for inline datastores.
>   5. Add inference support.
>   6. Add support for Xalan.
>   7. Add support for other XSLT processors.
>   8. Add support for other RDF frameworks (déjà vu).
>   9. Write a good home page.
>
> The project is called Nemo, since I recently watched
> the excellent movie, Finding Nemo [5].  I was inspired
> by RDFTwig [6] from Norman Walsh.  I liked how you
> could write RDQL queries and pass them onto Jena - but
> I didn't like any of RDFTwig's other features!
>
> Enjoy,
>
> -- Jimmy Cerra
>
> [1]
> http://www.pitt.edu/~jfcst24/2004/11/30/nemo-preview-002.zip
>
> [2] http://saxon.sourceforge.net/
>
> [3] http://jena.sourceforge.net/
>
> [4] http://nemo.dev.java.net/
>
> [5] http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/nemo/
>
> [6] http://rdftwig.sourceforge.net/
>
>
>
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