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Name of the tool: Oroboro
Home page: http://code.google.com/p/oroboro/
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Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool: Java
Relevant semantic web technologies: RDF, RDFS, OWL
Categories: Programming Environment, Converter, Reasoner, OWL Reasoner, Command Line Tool
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(Tool description last modified on 2012-11-15.)


Oroboro is a lightweight Java RDF processing framework. Its design focuses on data extraction and integration tasks involving moderate datasets, targeting common use cases while striving to remain as simple and flexible as possible. It provides:

  • Compact task-oriented API and scriptable command-line shell
  • Simple RDF model with pluggable datatypes and sets navigation
  • Datalog query/update engine supporting OWL RL and XPath 2.0 Functions
  • Codecs for common RDF serialization formats
  • XML/XSLT processing tools and SAX-based data adapters
  • Single JAR distribution with no external dependencies