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   Re: RDF, SOAP and UML

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  • From: "Anders W. Tell" <anderst@toolsmiths.se>
  • To: haustein@kimo.cs.uni-dortmund.de
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 12:29:25 +0200

Hi Stefan,

Stefan Haustein wrote:

> Jonathan Borden wrote:
> >
> > Yes, the RDF syntax/serialization
> > format can be used to store the data from semantic modelling applications,
> > but RDF is also and more generally used as a layer on top of XML in order to
> > define semantics.
> My main problem with RDF is that I cannot transform my UML
> into "nice" RDFS since UML is object-oriented whereas RDF
> is property-centric.
> And all my data is object-oriented, it just does not fit
> very well into RDF. Can you show me an example of semantics
> defined in RDFS+RDF that I can not express using UML+SOAP
> serialization? SOAP serialization seems much simpler
> and better readable than RDF.

If your OO instances come from the OMG Corba OO model then you may
be interested in knowing that a number of people is working on adapting SOAP
to work with Corba messaging and ObjectModel.

So if your UML classes can be translated into OMG IDL valuetypes you could use the

fortcomming Corba  "SOAP encoding style".

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