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Re: adorning XML Schema for RDF extraction

From: Arnold deVos <adv@langdale.com.au>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 11:56:43 +1000
Message-ID: <002901c140ae$6ec4c140$0f58c0d8@lakes.com.au>
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "RDF interest group" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Yep, good idea. I too, would like to know if anyone has formalised something
along these lines. I had this in mind a while back ie to create a language
specifies application-specific mappings between RDF and XML [1]. We went in
a different direction back then and devised an XSLT-inspired transformation
language for mapping RDF graphs to hierarchical XML documents [2].

But XML schema is popular. More than one of our clients chose it to
specify message grammars for middleware.  At some point, the need to map
these grammars onto something broader arises.  Addorning XML schema would be

- Arnold

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2000Feb/0097.html
[2] http://www.langdale.com.au/RDF/NexusQueryLanguage.html

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
To: "W3C RDF Interest Group" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 6:48 AM
Subject: adorning XML Schema for RDF extraction

> I've just subscribed to the IG, so please pardon me if this is
> a FAQ.
> I've been looking around at the various papers about extracting RDF
> from XML [1][2], and was wondering what the current state of such
> work is.
> While these proposals look promising, I'd like to be able to adorn an
> XML Schema to explicitly indicate which elements can be used as
> statements; surely this shouldn't be too difficult? (disclaimer: I'm
> not a Schema expert).
> Has this particular approach been contemplated? I know there's been
> discussion in the past; is there ongoing work or discussion in this
> area?
> Cheers,
> 1. http://www-db.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/fusion.html
> 2. http://www.openhealth.org/RDF/rdf_Syntax_and_Names.htm
> --
> Mark Nottingham
> http://www.mnot.net/
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