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Re: Generating content...

From: Gary Frederick <gary.frederick@jsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 05:38:18 -0600
Message-ID: <3BE7CBAA.8060305@jsoft.com>
To: Michael Arick <marick@localhost.localdomain>
CC: "Terry R. Payne" <terryp@cs.cmu.edu>, RDF Calendar List <www-rdf-calendar@w3.org>, jens-uwe@idealo.de
I'm interested.

I'm generating XML from libical. I then use XSLT to translate to the 
proposed xcal and back to iCal. I will get around to generating rdf soon 
(yeah - soon...) I'm also working with someone else that plans on using 
Mozilla as a client. We plan on coming up with a mozilla datasource for 
calendar and scheduling info in rdf.


Michael Arick wrote:

> Hi Terry, Gang:
> I've written some java code that does some of this translation.  It's
> quite incomplete (only VEvents, properties, parameters) and seems to
> crash sometimes.  It also only seems to work on iCal data from
> GnomeCalendar.  
> I've considered setting up a sourceforge page to work on a more
> comprehensive RDF-generator project, but I haven't really thought enough
> about it to know if that's a good idea or what the scope should be.
> Maybe I should just set-up the page, post the source, and see what
> happens?  Would any of you be interested in this if I set it up?  
> -Michael
> On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 15:36, Terry R. Payne wrote:
>>	Are there any tools that generate iCal rdf content?
>>Has anyone modified an iCal client to generate content?
>>I've been thinking about the whole export issue, as a way of
>>generating content for our Calendar Agent [1].  Right now, I've
>>been using a text editor (which can be painfull to say the least,
>>and error prone to boot!), but know that if we want to make this
>>appealing to the man in the street, then thay have to be able to
>>generate their own content (after all, who's going to be able to
>>make use of the Three Rivers Film Festival markup if they don't
>>live in Pittsburgh [2] ???)
>>One solution would simply be to serialize the graph and dump
>>the rdf in a file.  However, what if I have a meeting with someone
>>who is already represented by some rdf (e.g. through vCard or the
>>foaf ontology).  If this is the case, then I want to represent
>>them via their resource rather than through a copy.  Likewise
>>for a location, or any other concept that one would later want
>>to reason about.  I'm planning to add some hooks to our agent so
>>that if information is acquired via a resource as opposed to being
>>defined inline, then the URI will get stored in Outlook, so that
>>when a new event is generated, I can have it refer to the reource
>>Anyway, back to my initial point - has anyone tackled this issue
>>with generating content from any calendar tool or editor?
>>	Terry
>>[1] http://www.daml.ri.cmu.edu/Cal
>>[2] http://www.daml.ri.cmu.edu/Cal/2001-ThreeRiversFestival.rdf
>>Terry R. Payne, PhD.    | http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~terryp/index.html
>>CMU, Robotics Institute | Voice: (412) 268-8780 Fax: (412) 268-5569
>>Pittsburgh, PA 15213    | Email: terry@acm.org or Terry.Payne@cmu.edu 
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