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Re: Creating JSON from RDF

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:45:41 +0000
Message-ID: <TtecbmfV+kJLFwe8@light.demon.co.uk>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, John Sheridan <John.Sheridan@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk>
In message 
<eb19f3360912140217w109daf1ah3c9320fa3363d22c@mail.gmail.com>, Dan 
Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> writes

>With every passing year the RDF tools do get a bit better, but also
>the old ones code rot a bit, or new things come along that need
>supporting (GRDDL, RDFa etc.). What can be done in the SemWeb and
>Linked Data scene so that it becomes a bigger part of people's real
>dayjobs to improve our core tooling? Are the resources already out
>there but poorly coordinated? Would some lightweight collective
>project management help? Are there things (eg. finalising a ruby
>parser toolkit) that are weekend-sized jobs, month sized jobs; do they
>look more like msc student summer projects or EU STREP / IP projects
>in scale? Could we do more by simply transliterating code between
>languages? ie. if something exists in Python it can be converted to
>Ruby or vice-versa...? Are funded grants available  (eg. JISC in UK?)
>that would help polish, package, test and integrate basic entry-level
>RDF / linked data software tools?
>Back on the original thread, I am talking here so far only about core
>RDF tools, eg. having basic RDF -to- triples facility available
>reliably in some language of choice. As Jeni emphasises, there are
>lots of other pieces of bridging technology needed (eg. into modern
>JSON idioms). But when we are hoping to convert folk to use pure
>generic RDF tools, we better make sure they're in good shape. Some
>are, some aren't, and that lumpy experience can easily turn people

I think some lightweight collective documentation work would help. 
There is nothing I can spot on RDF or Linked Data software tools in the 
W3C pages [1].  The most recent entry in the Editors and Tools section 
of Dave Beckett's RDF Resource Guide [1] is dated 2005.  Robin Cover 
defers to this resource and has added nothing since 2004.  Am I missing 
a key resource here?

If we produced a grid, with RDF/Linked Data tasks on one axis and 
programming languages on the other, we could at least start to map the 


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
[2] http://planetrdf.com/guide/
Richard Light
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