November 9, 2009

SketchUp MashUp HeadsUp

My recent post, Using Cucumber with SketchUp, discussed one possible way to combine Google SketchUp with other packages. However, there are lots of other possible mash-ups. This entry discusses some of these; other suggestions are welcome... ...
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October 20, 2009

Visualizing RDF and OWL data models

The data models for Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL) can be a bit difficult to understand, even at the simplest level. Here are some visualizations (and explanations) I've found useful: I'd be delighted to hear about other ways of thinking about this. All comments and/or corrections are welcome... ...
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October 19, 2009

Semantic Web Installfest - meeting notes

I recently organized an Installfest for the San Francisco Semantic Web Meetup. It was held at PariSoMa, a co-working venue in SoMa (South of Market Street in San Francisco). Given that this was my first attempt at pulling together this sort of "hands on" meeting for the group, I think it went pretty well.

I had several reasons for organizing the meeting, but the primary one was to bring together a group of SemWeb enthusiasts who want to learn about the technology, try things out, discuss alternatives, etc. I love hearing about successful Semantic Web projects, but I also want to "get my hands dirty" using the tools. ...
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October 13, 2009

Improving the Conciseness of Turtle and SPARQL

RDF/XML, the "official" serialization format for RDF (Resource Description Framework) was never designed for use by humans. Turtle (Terse RDF Triple Language) is a great improvement, but it's still a bit verbose for my tastes. SPARQL, being largely modeled after Turtle, shares many of its limitations. ...
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September 8, 2009

Safety Nets for OWLs

I've been programming for several decades, but I'm relatively new to ontology development in general and OWL in particular. So, I'm certainly not an expert on the range of work in this area. However, I think I see some areas where programming best practices and tools could provide useful "safety nets" for OWL-based ontology developers. ...
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