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Re: RDF Schema Creation Questions

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 16:35:57 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0510060735i6a2f15ccoad69479312c03cf5@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Pratt <fairwinds@eastlink.ca>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

On 10/6/05, David Pratt <fairwinds@eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
> Hi.  I am writing an RDF schema but I have couple of questions. First,
> it validates on W3C's RDF validator but seems to die when loading as a
> new project in Protege so it has me concerned that there may be a
> problem that I am not aware with my schema or that Protege may be
> giving me grief. I am not sure which.  Can someone suggest an
> alternative tool I could consider using that can read and validate my
> index.rdf as a schema.

Heh, I grumbled to the protege-owl folks a couple of weeks ago about
Protege crashing when it loaded a certain file (the SKOS Core schema).
I've been assurred that they have been putting a lot of effort into
stability (and I posted my apology for grumbling too hard last night).
If there's a newer build of Protege available, it might be worth a
try.

If you post your schema on the Web I'm sure someone will be willing to
check it out.

The W3C validator is very handy, but there's only so far the notion of
validity can go in this context. The Pellet reasoner can do
consistency checking:

http://www.mindswap.org/2003/pellet/demo.shtml

Other editing tools I'm aware of are RDFAuthor:

http://rdfweb.org/people/damian/RDFAuthor/

SWOOP :

http://www.mindswap.org/2004/SWOOP/

Altova SemanticWorks (pay-for, but there's a 30 day demo):

http://www.altova.com/products_semanticworks.html

Cheers,
Danny.
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