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[ANN] Eyeball 2.1 released

From: Chris Dollin <chris.dollin@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:19:30 +0000
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Dear All

This is to announce the release of Eyeball 2.1.

/What is Eyeball?/ Eyeball is a tool for detecting problems with RDF
data: misconstructed URIs, classes and properties with no definition,
mis-spelled literals, etc. Eyeball is extensible: if you can work
with the Jena Java API, you can write your own Inspectors and have
Eyeball apply them to your data.

/What do I need to run it?/ Eyeball is a Java application; you need to
be able to run Java. It comes as a complete application with
all the necessary jars (including the required version of Jena).

/What does it do?/ You can read the Eyeball manual at:


to decide if Eyeball does something you're interested in. Or you can
download it (URL below) and try the one-minute introduction at


/What's new in Eyeball 2.1?/

You can "sign" an Eyeballed model and later check that the model has a 
matching signature rather than running all the tests again. You can 
provide templates for permitted URIs. You can express checks as SPARQL 
queries. The reference manual has been reorganised  to present material 
in what I hope is a more useful order, and a brief description on how 
to write an Inspector has been added.

/Where can I get it from?/

The Eyeball download page is 


/What support does it have?/

Eyeball is lightly maintained by its author, one of the Jena team. Support
is available on the jena-dev mailing list (jena-dev@yahoogroups.com; subscription
required) under the usual Jena support terms.

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