The Semantic Web – ISWC 2005

Volume 3729 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 773-785

Using Triples for Implementation: The Triple20 Ontology-Manipulation Tool

  • Jan WielemakerAffiliated withHuman Computer Studies (HCS), University of Amsterdam
  • , Guus SchreiberAffiliated withComputer Science, Free University Amsterdam
  • , Bob WielingaAffiliated withHuman Computer Studies (HCS), University of Amsterdam

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Triple20 is a ontology manipulation and visualization tool for languages built on top of the Semantic-Web RDF triple model. In this article we explain how a triple-centered design compares to the use of a separate proprietary internal data model. We show how to deal with the problems of such a low-level data model and show that it offers advantages when dealing with inconsistent or incomplete data as well as for integrating tools.