Quality Control Form - Sakai Demonstrator Project

Tool Name: Semantic Browser Developer(s): ACET, AMG

Description of Tool Semantic Web Browser portlets to interface with RDF database
Origin of Tool Distributed Systems Group, University of Portsmouth
Agreement with original Authors (please state process and nature of agreement) Tool developed under Sakai VRE Demonstrator project
License applicable Jena is open source and has a BSD license. Joseki is open source and has a BSD license.
Platform used (please tick) JetSpeed2: uPortal: GridSphere: x Liferay: eXo: CHEF (OGCE): Sakai: x StringBeans: Other:
Integration Technology used (please tick) JSR-168: x WSRP: OKI OSID Service API: Other: Jena 2.2, Joseki 2.1
In repository? (note discussions with NeSC and status

Status: Work in progress Download: http://acet.rdg.ac.uk/projects/vre/download.php

With OMII? (note discussions with OMII and status

Status: TBC

Integration signed off by Mark Baker
Date 25/7/05

Description of work undertaken during porting:

The aim of the work undertaken is to create a number of portlets that can be used to interact with a remote RDF database. The portlet will be able to save, update and search through portal-based information, from user preferences through to saving configuration or other Web-based information.

Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications. It provides a programmatic environment for RDF, RDFS and OWL, including a rule-based inference engine. Jena is open source and has grown out of work with the HP Labs Semantic Web Programme.

Problems encountered:

Ongoing support issues:

Tool use case:

Users of the VRE will be able to access Semantic Web technologies form portals, which allow them to store and modify user preferences. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) can represent information on the Web, allowing users preferences to be accessible from different locations.

Help information for tool users:

Project details are available from http://acet.rdg.ac.uk/projects/vre/semportlet.php





Rob Allan
2007-01-19