Time to revisit Wilbur
I have been thinking about "revisiting" Wilbur, my Semantic Web toolkit implemented in Common Lisp. Wilbur has not been maintained for several years, and I have been doing most of my prototyping using Piglet, a reimplementation of Wilbur (in Python and C++).
If I were to redesign and reimplement Wilbur (probably as "Wilbur 3" this time), I would like to base it on
- Piglet database design (including support for aspect-oriented data), and
- best-of-breed CL libraries for various thing I might need (HTTP client, XML parser, etc.), rather than "rolling my own" as I did for the original Wilbur (because nothing existed at the time).
I also have some ideas about how to take the code written for OINK and use it as some kind of an "object-relational mapper" (or RDF equivalent thereof).
Posted by ora at 11:56
Nice news Ora!
The second bullet is certainly a very good idea and something that I was thinking about for a while.. it would help to simplify the code. Unfortunately, I started a couple of other projects and because of the lack of documentations and good starting directions, I postponed the idea of contribute to Wilbur. I am currently using AllegroGraph from Franz but wondering to have some open source RDF/OWL CL library.
How can I contribute? Would you like to have contributions? I am a research in Brazil, working with Logics and Semantic Web. Maybe we can start a collaboration to this effort. Let me know if you are interested.
Posted by: Alexandre at April 10, 2012 02:00 PM