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Networked knowledge representation and exchange using UML and RDF

Journal of Digital information [February 15, 2001]


Copyright (c) 2001 IAM Research Group, University of Southampton

Abstract: This paper proposes the use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a language for modelling ontologies for Web resources and the knowledge contained within them. To provide a mechanism for serialising and processing object diagrams representing knowledge, a pair of XSLT stylesheets have been developed to map from XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) encodings of class diagrams to corresponding RDF schemas and to Java classes representing the concepts in the ontologies. The Java code includes methods for marshalling and unmarshalling object-oriented information between in-memory data structures and RDF serialisations of that information. This provides a convenient mechanism for Java applications to share knowledge on the Web.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of Digital information
Publication Info:Volume 1 Number 8
Issue:February 15, 2001
Publisher:IAM Research Group, University of Southampton
Place of Publication:Southampton, UK
Notes:Stephen Cranefield; Department of Information Science, University of Otago; PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand; E-mail:
Subject: Digital libraries
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
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Record Number:9059
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00