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RE: RDF123 maps spreadsheet data to RDF

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:09:50 -0400
Message-ID: <E7092F10DB73FA43AE0E59F2DCDAA6360A9247@MI8NYCMAIL04.Mi8.com>
To: "Tim Finin" <finin@cs.umbc.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org


Thank you for providing this useful link to a SW resource. I have a question : does your conversion assume each column can be represented as only a predicate type? If so, what about cases where the columns indicate objects, as in the gene expession as per the below example:

------ tissue1   tissue2   tissue3   tissue4   ...
geneA    val#       val#         val#       val#       ...
geneB    val#       val#         val#       val#       ...
geneC    val#       val#         val#       val#       ...
geneD    val#       val#         val#       val#       ...
...           ...           ...            ...          ...          ...

I wasn't able to determine this from you link...


-----Original Message-----
From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org on behalf of Tim Finin
Sent: Tue 8/28/2007 12:43 AM
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Subject: RDF123 maps spreadsheet data to RDF

RDF123 is an application and web service for converting data in
simple spreadsheets to an RDF graph. The spreadsheets must
consist of a single table with or without header rows. Users
control how the spreadsheet's data is converted to RDF by
constructing a graphical RDF123 template that specifies how each
row in the spreadsheet is converted as well as metadata for the
spreadsheet and its RDF translation.  The graph produced for the
spreadsheet is the union of the sub-graphs created for each
row. The template itself is stored as a valid RDF document
encouraging reuse and extensibility.

The software is available in several versions (java, windows exe,
Linux binary, and Java servlet).  We are very interested in
feedback and suggestions.  for more information, see


   Tim Finin, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Univ of Maryland
   Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore MD 21250. finin@umbc.edu
   http://umbc.edu/~finin 410-455-3522 fax:-3969 http://ebiquity.umbc.edu
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