The Perl RDF project
I just stumbled across The Perl RDF project. As the web site says:
The Perl RDF project hopes to address these issues:
- Publish an official API for storage, parsing and serializing modules.
- Produce a set of base classes for representing common RDF objects such as statements and nodes (resources, literals, blank nodes).
- Produce patches to existing RDF tools to support these APIs, subclassing where appropriate.
- Produce a test suite for storage, parsing, serializing, statement and node classes.
That includes SPARQL support, a triple store, a web crawler for RDF resources, and parsing of RDFa.
And, there is a mailing list: perlrdf mailing-list.
Sounds like an effort to keep an eye on. No matter what your preferred heavyweight RDF Semantic Web toolset is, lightweight Perl hacking is clearly a useful adjunct.
-- Jack Krupansky