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ANN: Skosify 1.0, SKOS validation, conversion and correction tool

From: Osma Suominen <osma.suominen@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:38:35 +0200
Message-ID: <52D54BEB.3070607@helsinki.fi>
To: "public-esw-thes@w3.org" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

I'm happy to announce the release Skosify 1.0, a tool for validating and 
correcting SKOS vocabularies and converting from legacy formats to SKOS. 
Skosify can be used to find and, in many cases, correct many common 
problems in SKOS files. The program takes a SKOS or RDF file as input 
and outputs a processing report as well as a corrected vocabulary file.

Version 1.0 contains various enhancements, including richer mapping and 
transformation facilities. The code is now sufficiently stable to 
warrant a 1.0 version number.

The code is available on Google Code [2] and is open source, under the 
MIT license. The tool is implemented in Python, using rdflib. The 
current code is compatible with both Python 2.x and 3.x and follows the 
PEP8 coding style guidelines.

Skosify has been used to convert, validate and correct many ontologies 
developed and published in the FinnONTO projects as well as many other 
SKOS vocabularies found on the Web of Data. More information about the 
project, including two academic papers, can be found at the Skosify 
project page [3].

Skosify is currently being maintained at the National Library of Finland 
[4] where it is used to prepare vocabularies for publication in the 
upcoming Finto [5] thesaurus and ontology service, a spin-off of the 
ONKI system developed in the FinnONTO projects.

As always, I'm happy to hear any comments. Bug reports or requests for 
features can be submitted to the issue tracker at the Google Code site.


[1] http://demo.seco.tkk.fi/skosify
[2] http://code.google.com/p/skosify
[3] http://www.seco.tkk.fi/tools/skosify
[4] http://www.nationallibrary.fi
[5] http://finto.fi/

Osma Suominen
D.Sc. (Tech), Information Systems Specialist
National Library of Finland
P.O. Box 26 (Teollisuuskatu 23)
Tel. +358 50 3199529
Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 14:39:05 UTC

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