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Yearly Archives: 2011

Publishing HTML created with SPARQL Web Pages

Last week we saw how to use SPARQL Web Pages (SWP) to render customized HTML of individual class instances and how to create a web page of all that class's instances with a title at the top. The fine-grained control … Read More »

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Creating a TopBraid mobile web app with SPARQL Web Pages

I've written here before about how SPARQL Web Pages (SWP) let you convert your RDF to HTML or XML by embedding SPARQL queries into the appropriate markup. In that very simple example, I showed how to create a web page … Read More »

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Ontologies and Data Models – are they the same?

Yesterday a question about how ontologies may be different from logical data models was asked by a newcomer on TopBraid Users Forum. As to be expected on the TopBraid Forum, by ontologies he meant specifically ontology models expressed in RDFS/OWL. … Read More »

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Living in the XML and OWL World – Comprehensive Transformations of XML Schemas and XML data to RDF/OWL

Many enterprise information models are expressed using XML Schemas. Data between applications is commonly exchanged in XML, compliant with those schemas. Connecting XML data from different systems in a coherent aggregated way is a challenge that confronts many organizations. Capabilities … Read More »

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Putting your drag-and-drop SPINMap vocabulary mappings into production

The “Composing the Semantic Web” blog entry SPINMap: SPARQL-based Ontology Mapping with a Graphical Notation describes TopBraid 3.5′s new tool for mapping between vocabularies or ontologies. (It also points to a handy video that demonstrates both simple and sophisticated uses … Read More »

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Validating schema.org Microdata with SPIN

The new 3.5.1 version of TopBraid Composer introduces some initial features to import, browse, edit and analyze Microdata. I wrote about this in a previous blog entry – if you want to try those features just download TBC's evaluation version, … Read More »

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SPARQL Web Pages made easy

SPARQL Web Pages (SWP, aka UISPIN) is a templating language for HTML and XML formats that operate on RDF data. In a nutshell, SWP makes it possible to embed SPARQL expressions and queries directly into web page snippets, and to … Read More »

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Comparing SPIN with RIF

Since SPIN (SPARQL Inferencing Notation) aka SPARQL Rules became W3C member submission,we find ourselves responding to the growing interest to it. With this, a question some may ask is how SPIN is different from or similar to RIF – W3C's … Read More »

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Microdata and RDFa in TopBraid Composer

The next release of TopBraid Composer will include comprehensive support for editing and processing schema.org Microdata, and will also have improved support for RDFa. TopBraid is an extension of Eclipse and thus inherits a lot of goodness from the platform, … Read More »

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Faceted Search with TopBraid and SWP

Many Semantic Technology companies offer some kind of faceted browsing tool. With TopBraid 3.5 it was time for TopQuadrant to say “me too”, and add some unique capabilities into the mix. The main idea of faceted browsing is to allow … Read More »

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