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Re: Representing RDF graphs as UML graphs

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 11:05:55 +0100
To: jimbobbs <jimbobbs@hotmail.com>
cc: www-rdf-interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6158.1051697155@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

>>>Jimmy Cerra said:
> Hey,
> Let's say we have the following N-Triples [1]:
> &e;#John &e;#age 22
> &e;#John &rdf;#type &e;#Person
> &e;#Person &rdfs;#subClassOf &rdfs;#Class
> &e;#age &rdf;#type &rdf;#Property
> &e;#age &rdfs;#domain &e;#Person
> &e;#age &rdfs;#range &e;#Literal

Not-really N-Triples, just call it your own invention, but anyway

> Could the above triples be represented by the following UML graph:
> See http://purl.org/jfc/2003/04/30-rdf2uml.gif
> I'm probably wrong, but at least this is a start.  There seems to be
> very little information on the web about transforming UML graphs into
> RDF triples [2,3] - and nothing on the inverse relationship.  The
> purpose is to find a more concise way (relative to the standard graphic
> notation) of representing RDF data that has been validated to an
> RDF-schema.

You might care to look at:

  A UML Presentation Syntax for OWL Lite
  Author: Guus Schreiber
  April 2002

I found from this email from Masahiro Hori to the Web Ontology
working group:

You might care to contact the authors of those or look at the
pointers to the OMG work on ontologies.

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