[rdfweb-dev] java api?
danny666 at virgilio.it
Sat Feb 21 00:44:31 UTC 2004
There have been a few parsers and APIs put together for RDF in Java, of
which I think it's fairly safe to say Jena is the most versatile. Although
it allows you to use any RDF vocabularies you like, it's straightforward to
use with FOAF. It keeps up do date with the relevant specs and has a very
active mailing list. Open source. The only drawback is a side effect of its
sophistication, if I remember correctly the main jar file is a couple of MB.
But even if you do decide to write your own tools, the docs are worth
looking at to get an idea of how this kind of modelling can be done in Java.
I've not looked around for a long while (did I say Jena is really good?),
but a search on "Java RDF" should come up with a few more tools, and then
there's always Dave Beckett's outrageously long RDF resource list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rdfweb-dev-bounces at vapours.rdfweb.org
> [mailto:rdfweb-dev-bounces at vapours.rdfweb.org]On Behalf Of Parker
> Sent: 21 February 2004 00:25
> To: rdfweb-dev at vapours.rdfweb.org
> Subject: [rdfweb-dev] java api?
> I'm working on a project that will use FOAF and we're planning on writing
> our own Java API, but I wanted to first see if anyone has written anything
> like this. We'd like to generate objects representing FOAF entities,
> specifically persons, and allow us a way to use the relationships between
> these entities easily in forming networks.
> Parker Thompson
> School of Information Management and Systems
> University of California, Berkeley
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> wiki: http://rdfweb.org/topic/FoafProject
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