Semantic Scripting

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28 May 2005

Oh my, I really need to designate some time to this blog. But let's not ranting about time - no one of us has time - let's directly dive into my paper for the Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web on the 2nd ESWC in Heraklion next week. Here is the abstract.

Python reached out to a wide and diverse audience in the last few years. During its evolution it combined a number of different paradigms under its hood: imperative, object-oriented, functional, listoriented, even aspect-oriented programming paradigms are allowed, but still remain true to the Python way of programming, thus retaining simplicity, readability and fun. OWL is a knowledge representation language for the definition of ontologies, standardised by the W3C. It reaps upon the power of Description Logics and allows both the definition of concepts and their interrelations as well as the description of instances. Being created as part of the notoriously known Semantic Web language stack, its dynamics and openness lends naturally to the ever evolving Python language. We will sketch the idea of an integration of OWL and Python, but not by simply suggesting an OWL library, but rather by introducing and motivating the benefits a really deep integration offers, how it can change programming, and make it even more fun.

You can read the full paper on Deep Integration of Scripting Languages and Semantic Web Technologies. Have fun! If you can manage it, pass by the workshop and give me your comments, rants, and fresh ideas - as well as the spontaneous promise to help me design and implement this idea! I am very excited about the workshop and looking forward to it. See you there!

Originally published on Semantic Nodix

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Fernando Martin
30 May 2005 16:54:00

In fact, I am in the conference also!! I got to your blog thanks to technorati and it was really nice to see other people's blog on the subject.

It is even more funny to think that you could be right now at 2meters of me and we don't know each other ;-)

Greetings from Heraklion!


31 May 2005 16:02:00

Yes, that's funny. Maybe we will still meet! :) Any presentations you have? Tried to look in your blog, but my Spanish sucks.

Greeting to Heraklion, from Heraklion!