The idea is to make a "Semantic Web" of research information, like our
publications, the projects we work for and the conferences that we attend.
We start simple, with the structured information that we already have. Most
notably this is our own list of publications in bibtex (or some other
formalism). Each of us publish this at his own homepage, it will be
transformed to RDF that complies to the OntoWeb portal ontology, it will be
merged and finally it will be selectively published at several locations:
our own homepage, project pages, etc. Moreover, there will be a
SemanticWeb@VU portal page (e.g. semanticweb.vu.nl) that is nothing more
than a dynamically generated page with recent publications, running
projects, upcoming conferences etc. All items on this page will just link
to the information that is already at our sites now.
The goal is twofold: (1) to have showcase for our ideas and techniques,
and (2) to have a test bed for ontology-based / SW-based experiments.
The following tools are already available:
- Sesame: an
RDF(S) storage and querying server. Username: swvu-author,
password: request via
- OMM: an extention to
Sesame with change tracking and individual reasoning.
- bib2rdf: online service that
translates BibTeX files into an RDF format
- IsaViz: RDFS
- Annotea: system to
annotate online documents
Aug 22: a portal in
which there are no duplicate authors, as it was buit on a data set that
specified equivalancy of persons.
- Notes on implementation of support for
- Aug 22: an improvement
of the above portal since it also eliminates duplicate articles.
- Aug 16: a portal that
shows all data.
- Aug 16: a portal with
a visualisation of the articles of people from the VU.
- Aug 9: a portal with the
publications of all members from the VU. You can navigate this image
on a class basis (only the green spheres are active).
- Aug 9: a portal based on
an ontology that consists of the names of several properties with their
values as subclasses (i.e. list of authors, articles etc.).
- Aug 7: a first
prototype of a portal.
Other RDF data sources:
Minutes of meetings.
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