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Re: XSLT and XPath-like functions in RDF/OWL ?

From: Ian Emmons <iemmons@bbn.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 13:32:28 -0400
Message-ID: <432B01AC.70208@bbn.com>
To: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

Hans,

Regarding XSLT, if you are looking for a mechanism to translate OWL data 
from one ontology to another, then the usual practice is to use rules 
(inferencing).  There are a number of rule languages for RDF and OWL, 
but one that appears to be gaining a fair bit of momentum is SWRL [1].

If you are looking for a way to translate data from OWL to another 
representation, then XSLT itself is probably your best bet.

There are also many query languages for RDF and OWL, but the one that 
appears to be on track for W3C standardization is SPARQL [2].  This is 
your best bet as an XPath analogue for OWL.

Cheers,

Ian

[1] http://www.daml.org/2003/11/swrl/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/


----- Original Message -----
From:    Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
To:      semantic-web-request@w3.org
CC:      semantic-web@w3.org
Sent:    Friday, September 16, 2005 12:03:25 PM
Subject: XSLT and XPath-like functions in RDF/OWL ?

> Hi,
>
> Is there, in the OWL world, something that has a function similar to:
>
>     - XSLT
>
>     - XPath
>
> in the XML world, or is there no need for such functions in OWL at all?
>
> Regards,
>
> Hans
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