[rdfweb-dev] SWIPE-0.1 RDF Schema (draft) and scherch

Libby Miller libby.miller at b...
Sat Dec 21 23:39:41 UTC 2002

Hey Alberto,

Hope you're well.

Damian's offline today because of email trouble, but he got sent some
updates to the sherch stuff:


Hope you're still interested in it - sorry for the tardy reply.

all the best


On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Alberto Reggiori wrote:

> hi all!
> I recently got involved into a project which aims to use RDF (or RSS1.0
> :) to query, extract and aggregate (correlate) data coming from a bunch
> of on-line databases accessible using a well known list of URLs; each
> URL points to an HTML form attached to some kind of CGI interface which
> carries out the user query on the back end data set and returns the
> results into some HTML.
> Having found the Sherch [1][2] and the SWIPE [3] work very much
> relevant to what we are trying to do, I decided to mark up a draft of
> the SWIPE-basic RDF Schema (see attachment) and try to RDF-ify some
> parts of the Sherch perl scripts; the schema simply implements the
> basic bunch of class and properties defined in the SWIPE spec. What we
> have in mind it would be to layer on top of Sherch/SWIPE more generic
> vocabularies (or modules) which could be parsed and queried using some
> existing RDF tools.
> After having said that, I would like to know what is the status of
> SWIPE/Sherch and if there has been any further development in that
> area; in addition, I am interested to hear from people trying similar
> things in RDF perhaps using full blown WSDL or DAML-s descriptions
> perhaps. Any pointer to on-going work is welcome :-)
> cheers
> Alberto
> [1] http://www.sherch.com/~pldms/cgi-bin/sherch.pl
> [2] http://www.sherch.com/~pldms/sherch-0.1.tar.gz
> [3] http://rdfweb.org/2001/01/swipe/
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