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Re: Instant RDF

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 11:16:16 -0400
Message-ID: <01e901c00dde$42da2fb0$0a2e249b@Synapse>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@upclink.com>, "RDF Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Aaron Swartz wrote:

> RDF is based on a data model of triples, allowing one to make simple
> statements. Here's is an example of an RDF triple:
> Aaron -Author-> http://my.theinfo.org/rdf/
> In XML, this triple could be expressed one of many ways (thanks to TimBL
> the examples), including:
> <author>
>      <uri>http://my.theinfo.org/rdf/</uri>
>      <name>Aaron</name>
> </author>

    or in simplified RDF:

    <author rdf:about="http://my.theinfo.org/rdf/">

so, really what an XSLT rdf 'extractor' would do is to simply transform the
"uri" element into an "rdf:about" attribute.

> or
> <document href="http://my.theinfo.org/rdf/" author="Aaron" />


    <document rdf:about="http://my.theinfo.org/rdf/" author="Aaron" />

> What is needed is a way to allow RDF parsers to extract RDF triples from
> regular XML. This would be an amazing boost for RDF, allowing any existing
> XML format to be easily used as RDF information.

XSLT works in theory and practice.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group
Received on Thursday, 24 August 2000 11:26:42 UTC

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