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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: I think I've got some pretty basic confusion with reading into models
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:58:18 GMT
That's a great idea. Thanks.

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Dave Reynolds <> wrote:
> Hi Benson,
> I'll reply properly later (deadlines looming) but a quick thought ...
> have you looked at the RDF coming out of OpenCalais and/or the TSO
> Document Enrichment Service?
> I can't offhand recall to what extent they use OWL, whether they are DL
> compliant and whether they reference their ontologies using explicit
> owl:imports.  But it might be worth a quick look at those to see how
> others in a similar space are handling it.
> Cheers,
> Dave
> On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 12:57 -0500, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> Dave,
>> Permit me to take this up one more conceptual level.
>> So, here at Basis we have a named entity extractor, plus we have been
>> dabbling in JAPE rules to build some relationship extraction, and we
>> have a coref system coming on line.
>> We want to represent the output of these things in RDF, and then do
>> 'interesting' queries in the RDF we come up with, and we eventually
>> want to extend to querying dbpedia.
>> I read a few books and tutorials and concluded that it made sense to
>> work OWL-ishly instead of with naked RDF. I flirted with Proton, but
>> decided for now to use my own little ontology.
>> The flow is that one process does all this NLP and derives RDF/OWL,
>> one graph per source. The second process takes these graphs and wants
>> to stuff them into a store. And the third will do queries and
>> visualization. On another thread I'm borrowing Andy's neurons on the
>> subject of choosing a tuple store.
>> After reading your messages, my thought is that I need to add the
>> import into 'process 1', I don't really need any model in 'process 2'
>> if I'm just pushing RDF/XML from here to there, and that in process 3
>> the big question is to pick a store.
>> Can you give me a pointer to read up to conform to OWL/DL, which from
>> your email seems like it's what I'm stumbling toward doing?
>> Or do you care to give me a shove in some other direction altogether?
>> thanks,
>> benson

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