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Re: Small, standalone, RDF parsers

From: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 18:50:20 +0200
Message-ID: <49DCD5CC.9080008@destin.be>
To: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>
CC: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hi!

You can check OpenRDF RIO (part of Sesame): let me know the result, I 
plan to use it for my SKOS project which now imports from XML files.

Have a nice day!

Christophe

Norman Gray a écrit :
>
> Greetings.
>
> Does anyone know of any small, standalone, RDF parsers, or is there a 
> way to extract just the parsing support from Jena?
>
> A 'problem' with SKOS is that vocabularies are defined as RDF graphs, 
> and this doesn't necessarily play nicely with existing systems, and 
> existing developers, who would probably be happier if the vocabularies 
> were distributed as XML -- everyone knows how to use javax.xml.*, 
> XSLT, and so on.
>
> One response is 'stop worrying and use an RDF parser', but this 
> argument is weakened when someone asks 'OK, which RDF parser?', and 
> then 'Jena is _how_ big!?'.
>
> So, I'm looking for some Java RDF parser, which simply groks RDF/XML 
> and ideally Turtle, lets you poke around in the resulting graph in a 
> fairly natural way, ... and not much else.  That is, something with 
> more-or-less the same mental footprint as librdf.
>
> I was rather surprised not to find such a thing easily.  Am I missing 
> something?
>
> All the best,
>
> Norman
>
>


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