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   Re: [xml-dev] How I learned to stop worrying and love the semanticweb -

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Jonathan Borden wrote:

> Well, it turns out that *if* the XML schema has been developed as UML 
> and since we can map UML to OWL, then it should be straightforward to 
> generate an XSLT that allows the XML instance document to be parsed as 
> RDF triples. Voila!
> I had started work on these topics for the WebOnt WG 
> http://www.openhealth.org/WOWG/IssueStructuredDatatypes.html but WebOnt 
> basically ran out of time to deal with this issue and there are problems 
> integrating OWL and XSD that depend on the ability to generate a URI for 
> XSD schema particles (not yet solved by the XSD WG). Hence the issue got 
> postponed by WebOnt (not dealt with).
> I think that the approach via UML should not have these problems i.e. it 
> should be possible to automatically generate an XSLT that can convert 
> UBL into RDF and consequently allow UBL and OWL to interoperate.
>  [Note to self.... find some time in 2006 to implement this :-)) ]

Just to be clear. Do you actually mean UML, or is it OCL?



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