IRC log of rax on 2016-07-08

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meeting: RAX CG
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chair: christian:
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chair: christian
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scribe: fsasaki
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present+ felix, christian, gerard, john, timea
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present+ christoph
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topic: new members
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no new members, skipped
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topic: action items
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present+ quentin
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github link for rax cg is
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topic: input from quentin et al.
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"One solution that we have used is to transform the RDF input (in any supported syntax) to be converted into a XML canonical form prior to applying XSLTs. "
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processing RDF data in XML / xslt workflows
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christian: also covered by one XML prague scenario
12:09:08 [quentin]
canonical format new to be optimized for performance
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christoph: similar solution is here
12:10:40 [fsasaki]
... has RDF abstraction layer, this is independent of RDF output serialization
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... related: what RDF abstract serialization to use
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
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collection of state of the art canonical representations of RDF in XML
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quentin: you should always optimize canonical format that you are processsing
12:11:57 [clange]
there is, e.g., RXR (Regular XML RDF), there is TriX, and there are more
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12:12:36 [fsasaki]
quentin: XSLT is generally not enough, one needs libraries on top of XSLT
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christian: "processing RDF data in XML / xslt workflows" - important topic, has several solutions, we need to collect info what works good, what not etc.
12:14:52 [clange]
sources for the canonical formats mentioned above: RXR (, TriX (, )
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
12:15:10 [clange]
AFAIK there is also a newer approach based on the SPARQL XML results format
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12:16:47 [fsasaki]
ack ch
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12:17:35 [clange]
@fsasaki my GitHub account is "clange"
12:18:03 [TimeaT]
my GitHub is theRealImy
12:18:15 [quentin]
@fasaki my GitHub is qhreul
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action: felix to add people to rax-cg github
12:18:44 [quentin]
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ack cl
12:19:00 [clange]
12:19:41 [fsasaki]
quentin: happy to do the description. won't be able to go through all material that christoph provided
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christoph: happy to help
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action: quention to start section on RDF data in XML / xslt workflows topic. christoph to add material
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ack qu
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ack cl
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
12:21:44 [TimeaT]
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ack TimeaT
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TimeaT: previous problems, solutions were sent directly per mail. there was also a template, not sure how to send input
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regrets+ rob, phil
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Christian: use the template, send to the list
12:24:08 [clange]
BTW my colleagues will write up their two use cases (AutomationML Industry 4.0 and GATE NLP) by the next telco.
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topic: mapping XML of dictionary data to RDF
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timea: dictionary company stores data in XML format, for further publishing. They wanted to bring XML into RDF, to be able to enrich dictionaries
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... they can be multi- or monolingual, because language is complex
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... need a way to convert XML to RDF
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.... for working with dictionaries you have to use lemon / ontolex, which may be extended
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... solved currently with XSLT
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... writing the XSLT proved to be very long and tedious
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... not sure if we can achieve a general XSLT
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.... next step is how to connect words between dictionaries
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... we reached very good point with XSLT, just wondering if there is a better way
12:27:59 [clange]
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felix: so no integration of RDF in XML needed?
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timea: would have been desired, but dropped because XML mapping took a long time
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... roundtripping is difficult
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... not sure if it is needed
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ack cl
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christoph: for making it easier to create XML / RDF translation, there are solutions
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... I have developed something, felix has one
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... so this should be a part: write a classification of existing libraries
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... e.g. libraries that are based on XSLT. You start with that and it becomes hard to maintain, then people add an abstraction layer
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... adding link to my implementation here
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
12:31:19 [quentin]
for RDF -> XML, an approach could be to use SPARQL and XML templates
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... essentially creating registere queries
12:31:47 [clange] is a library of XSLT templates and functions for XML to RDF
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timea: we used "unified views", etl tool that read the XML and writes all data into virtuoso
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... the actual mapping if endepend of unified views
12:32:22 [clange]
@Timea see for an old, high-level overview
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felix: currently purely XSLT based solution, without an abstraction layer
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timea: classification of existing libraries, describe their drawbacks etc.
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christoph: would contribute to such a section
12:35:09 [quentin]
depending on the complexity of the transformation, you can use XPATH and templates to populate the RDF
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action: timea to start section on existing tools & their classification, benefits and drawbacks - others to contribute
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ack qu
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quentin: you can also just use XPath and java @@@ and then are able to keep mappings
12:37:01 [fsasaki]
... you can do similar things from RDF > XML perspective, using SPARQL templates
12:37:15 [clange]
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timea: that sounds familiar how the XSLT is built; has a lot of tempaltes
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timea: we transformed the XML in a simple RDF, and then converted RDF into the model needed
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... ontolex / lemon + extension
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ack chri
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christioph: I have pointers to further systems, have seen a related paper
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... will add a link here
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.. on roundtripping, let's not forget the XSParql specification
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.. it combines XQuery and SPARQL
12:39:58 [clange]
SPARQL templates for RDF to XML have actually been implemented as a proper language: XSPARQL ( does a similar job but it's IMHO more suited for queries over XML or RDF or both at the same time, rather than transforming whole RDF graphs or whole XML documents.
12:39:58 [fsasaki]
... it is better for query than complete transformation, but very interesting approaches
12:41:02 [quentin]
there is an overlap between the two use-case in terms of transformation from 1 format to another
12:42:05 [fsasaki]
felix: asking john on mark logic support for RDF and how it fits into the picture
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
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topic: other sections & topics
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nothing at the moment
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topic: next call in two weeks from now
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same time
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john: we are working on tech. to store RDF in XML
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.. also to make it easier to work with XML described by RDF graph
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... interested to see in problems that people have and finding solutions
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I have made the request to generate fsasaki
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