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[announcement] SIMILE Longwell 2.4 released

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom@mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:53:43 -0700
Message-ID: <449B2D87.8080303@mit.edu>
To: SIMILE General <general@simile.mit.edu>, semantic-web@w3.org

On behalf of the SIMILE project, I'm proud and happy to announce the
release of version 2.4 of the Longwell RDF on-line faceted browser.

Longwell is the presentation engine that powers most of our RDF browsing
tools (such as Piggy Bank and Semantic Bank) as well as our demos for
semantic interoperability of metadata and the conference banks (such as
for ISWC 2005), but it was never release standalone because we didn't
think it was usable enough.

After some substantial rewrites in both the internals and the usage
methodology, and substantial profiling and memory-leak analysis, we are
now confident that Longwell can be a valuable tool for anybody that
works with RDF data as a way to easily browse and evaluate RDF datasets.

Built around the second generation of the Sesame triple store, Longwell
provides you with pluggable and extensible "configurations". For
example, a Semantic Bank and a Conference Bank are now repackaged inside
of Longwell as configurations and it's easy to modify them and adapt
them to your needs.

This release of Longwell is also the first to embed the Fresnel
presentation ontology for RDF, which is used by Longwell to style the
individual data objects.

For more information, for links to the download section or for links to
live demos where you can try Longwell online, visit the Longwell home
page at:


Happy RDF Browsing!

Stefano Mazzocchi
Digital Libraries Research Group                 Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E25-131, 77 Massachusetts Ave               skype: stefanomazzocchi
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307, USA         email: stefanom at mit . edu
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