[foaf-dev] how to create an ontology spec

Stephane Corlosquet scorlosquet at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:06:06 CEST 2008

Hi Miguel,

You can also look at the neologism project: http://neologism.googlecode.com/
Neologism is an online tool to create and publish vocabularies. check the
following link for an online demo and screencast: http://neologism.deri.ie/
While it's not as mature as other projects like SpecGen, it eases the
process of authoring vocabularies. It's still in alpha, and we are working
on adding the latest features to release the beta version (link to other RDF
terms and XSD datatypes support).


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Uldis Bojars <captsolo at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 11:29 AM, MIguel Angel TInte Garcia
> <matinte at gsyc.es> wrote:
> >
> > I am creating my own ontology and I would like to know how can I
> > implement an specification for my ontology like the foaf's one.
> > ¿Did you use any particular tool?
> You can use the SpecGen [1][2] tool written in Python. It works
> exactly like FOAF specification generator but is adapted to work with
> other ontologies too.
> Requires Redland RDF library and its Python bindings.
> The way it works is it takes a RDF file with the ontology,
> specification template in HTML (which contains two or three %s in
> places where you want information filled in the template). Optionally
> it can take additional files which describe some ontology terms in
> more detail. The output is a generated ontology specification.
> Examples:
>  - template:
> http://sw.deri.org/svn/sw/2005/08/sioc/ontology/spec/sioc_template.html
>  - additional files:
> http://sw.deri.org/svn/sw/2005/08/sioc/ontology/spec/doc/
>  - running specgen: python specgen4.py file:sioc.rdf
> sioc_template.html > sioc.html
> [1] http://sioc-project.org/specgen
> [2] http://forge.morfeo-project.org/wiki_en/index.php/SpecGen
> P.S. These examples are for SpecGen4 [1], but SpecGen5 [2] should work
> the same way.
> Uldis
> [ http://captsolo.net/ ]
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