RDF to SVG tool

Found at Eclectic – an RDF to SVG tool. You’ve heard about RDF before in this weblog — consider it a meta-language for describing data on the web (and elsewhere). Though you can represent RDF in various forms, the most commonly used technique is XML. SVG is Scalable Vector Graphics and is a way of describing 2D graphics in XML.

Nice tool, though the batch job doesn’t terminate cleanly in W2K. However, it does the job. I was able to create this SVG diagram from one of my RDF documents in five minutes — from download to install to image capture to post.

The tool is based on Jena, an open source Java API that processes RDF and that HP sponsors. Unfortunately, RDF2SVG isn’t open source at this time. No biggie. Fun tool, and useful.

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