SKOS Implementation: UMBEL Web Services

Raised by:
Sean Bechhofer
Opened on:
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This software implementation submission is in direct relation to the 
SKOS Implementation submission. This is related to a set of web services 
that expose and leverage the UMBEL vocabulary.

== Software Implementations ==

- name of the software: UMBEL Web Services

Name of person and/or organisation responsible for the implementation:

- Mike Bergman (Structured Dynamics LLC.):
- Frédérick Giasson (Structured Dynamics LLC.):

The organization currently supporting this effort is Structured Dynamics 
LLC. & OpenLink Software. This became a joint effort after the 
dissolution of Zitgist LLC.

- URLs for software home page:

- can the software read SKOS data?

Yes. UMBEL versions (SKOS) is ingested, and used in these different web 
services endpoints.

- can the software write SKOS data?

Yes. All resultsets returned by any of these endpoints is SKOS.

- Can the software check consistency of SKOS data with respect to the 
SKOS data model?

Yes. This is the exact purpose of the two "Inference Engines" web 
services endpoints. These can be leveraged to find consistency issues in 
the relationships between concepts.

This process is explained at length in UMBEL's main documentation 
( Additionally, more 
information and examples can be found here 

- Other

Additionally you can read the API philosophy being these web services 
endpoints here:

Feel free to contact us at anytime if you have any question related to 
these UMBEL web services endpoints.


Take care,

Frédérick Giasson
Structured Dynamics LLC.
Related emails:
  1. ISSUE-195: SKOS Implementation: UMBEL Web Services (from on 2009-04-16)

Related notes:

2009-04-16: TYPE: Service

2009-04-16: URL: