A new paper of ours was just published. If you’re curious about all that Semantic Web and Linked Data hype and how it would impact forges and other software development tools, and the link with Open Source development platforms, then, read this :
Weaving a Semantic Web Across OSS Repositories: Unleashing a New Potential for Academia and Practice
Authors: Olivier Berger (Institut Telecom, France); Valentin Vlasceanu (Institut Telecom, France); Christian Bac (Institut Telecom, France); Quang Vu Dang (Institut Telecom, France); Stéphane Lauriere (Mandriva, France)
in International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes (IJOSSP) Volume: 2, Issue: 2 (2010), Pages: 29-40 pp.
Here’s the abstract:
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To summarize some ideas and try and promote the work we’ve done in the frame of Helios, we’ve submitted a short paper (PDF) to the triplification challenge.
Alas, others had better projects, and we didn’t win, apparently. Still, we’ll continue to work beyond these initial demonstrators, in order to try and push for a standard of interchange of “facts” / meta-data about bugs, for instance as RDF using the EvoOnt BOM ontology plus our extensions.
The paper describes the 2 first demonstrators that we’ve setup (and for which I previously blogged) : one for the triplification of bugzilla, and one for the triplification about Debian bugs, using UDD to do so.
Abstract: To interconnect bugtrackers, and especially the one used to manage free
software projects, one need tools to convert their custom format to a common interop-
erable form. We, in the context of the Helios project, are working on refining existing
ontologies to describe bugs from the most used bugtrackers in open source software. We
propose two prototypes for review, based on triplify and EvoOnt BOM, which export
bugs from bugzilla installations and Debian’s UDD in the form of RDF triples.
Read the rest in “Bugtrackers triplification” (PDF)
I’ve blogged often about our efforts around RDF and UDD in recent times.
This time, we have used triplify to export contents of some tables of the Debian UDD database to provide information about Debian bugs facts as RDF feeds (using our ontology based on EvoOnt BOM).
More details at : https://picoforge.int-evry.fr/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Helios_wp3/Web/TriplifyUddToRdf including a link to the demonstration server.
I’ve just delivered our presentation about the use of Semantic Web techniques and on some of the tools we’re interested in at the moment for our work on HELIOS, at the WOPDASD 2009 workshop.
Here are the slides :
And here’s the position paper (PDF) we had submitted.
(this is a copy of a post I made on the debian-qa list)
I’ve been pursuing previous ideas about the use of Semantic Web standards for publication of facts about Debian using the UDD database as a source.
FYI, I have a running prototype (unfortunately only on my laptop at the moment, hopefully on the Web some day soon) which uses D2R, a server which can publish RDBMS tables as RDF documents, using a mapping description.
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