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Re: RDF Schema Creation Questions

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 18:45:49 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0510060945y37bdb2ddm577e7db5f3d9c001@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Pratt <fairwinds@eastlink.ca>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

I *knew* there was a must-link-to thing on the topic of RDF &
validation, it just clicked what it was - danbri's "Missing isn't
broken":

http://rdfweb.org/mt/foaflog/archives/2003/07/24/12.22.48/


On 10/6/05, David Pratt <fairwinds@eastlink.ca> wrote:
> Hi Danny. Many thanks for your reply.  I was not aware of some of the
> other tools, particularly the Altova tool.  I have used xml spy before
> and it is very nice software.  I will likely try their product first
> but will also look for a newer Protege. I don't think this one I am
> using is any more than a couple of months old or so.
>
> You're right about the W3C validator. It is really going to parse the
> triples and tell me whether I have fatal syntax problems I believe.
>
> I think first step is to to ensure it fits with rdf schema rules. I am
> hopeful that Altova tool will help me and rise to the challenge.  I am
> very happy for offers I have received to look at the schema.  If anyone
> else is interested in looking at it, more feedback is better than less
> so if interested please contact me.
>
> I will take the first steps to see that it is valid etc before putting
> it up so the version that goes up is my best effort. Then I will get
> back to those that have offered to look at it to provide helpful
> comments. I am very grateful to the list for this sort of feedback.
>
> Regards,
> David
>
> On Thursday, October 6, 2005, at 11:35 AM, Danny Ayers wrote:
>
> >
> > 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.
> > --
> >
> > http://dannyayers.com
> >
>


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