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WG: I need a RDFS Parser/Validator

From: Kianoush Eshaghi <Kianoush.Eshaghi@metadat.at>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 11:00:57 +0200
To: "'RDF interesting groupe'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Cc: "'Dave Reynolds'" <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <000201c49002$32092150$480a0a0a@metadat.metadat.at>

Hi Dave,

I think an appropriate RDFS Validator should be able to analyse all
instances of classes, which have been defined in some given RDF
Vocabulary. It should be able also to analyse, whether the used
properties in an instance satisfy the definition of domain and renge of
the respective properties, which have been also defined in given RDF
Vocabulary.

Similarly what a generic XML Validator would be able to perform this
ability.

There is a Validator, which could validate instances against given RDFS
(http://sw1.ilrt.org/discovery/2003/08/validation/), but it is able only
to analyse rdfs:domain of properties, which have been used in an
instance. Thus, It cannot satisfy my intentions.

freundliche Gruesse / best regards
Dipl.-Ing. Kianoush Eshaghi     T +43 1 74040-652
METADAT - The Architect for Knowledge Networks

> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Dave Reynolds [mailto:der@hplb.hpl.hp.com]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 1. September 2004 09:57
> An: Kianoush Eshaghi
> Cc: 'RDF interesting groupe'
> Betreff: Re: I need a RDFS Parser/Validator
>
>
> Jena (http://jena.sourceforge.net/) provides RDFS support including
> instance validation and enables you to list all the classes
> and properties
> in your schema.
>
> There is no validation of the RDFS itself (other than being
> syntactically
> correct RDF) but there that is because there is very little
> validation
> possible with RDFS. About the only violations possible are datatype
> conflicts which are instance-level checks.
>
> Did you have any specific sorts of validation in mind that
> you think might
> be possible with RDFS?
>
> Dave
>
> Kianoush Eshaghi wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am looking for a appropriate RDFS validator, which is
> able to have the
> > following abilities:
> >
> > 1. It should validate a defined RDF vocabulary (RDFS), whether it
> > satisfies the RDF Schema specification, which has been
> recommended by
> > W3C.
> > 2. It should give a report about the classes and properties.
> > 3. It would be nice, if the validator could validate some instances
> > against a given RDF vocabulary (RDFS).
> >
> > freundliche Gruesse / best regards
> > Dipl.-Ing. Kianoush Eshaghi     T +43 1 74040-652
> > METADAT - The Architect for Knowledge Networks
> >
> >
>
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