A graphical RDF-based meta-model management tool

Takeshi Morita, Noriaki Izumi, Naoki Fukuta, Takahira Yamaguchi

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We propose a tool to manage several sorts of relationships among RDF (Resource Description Framework) and RDFS (RDF Schema). Our tool consists of three main functions: graphical editing of RDF descriptions, graphical editing of RDFS descriptions, and meta-model management facilities. In this paper, we focus on the meta-model management, a key concept which is defined as the appropriate management of the correspondence between a model and its meta-model: especially, the class and property in the meta-model. and the type of RDF resource and property in the model. The above facilities are implemented based on the plug-in system. We provide basic plug-in modules for checking the consistency of RDFS classes and properties. The prototyping tool, called MR 3 (MetaModel Management based on RDFs Revision Reflection), is implemented by Java language. Through an experiment using MR3, we show how MR3 contributes to the Semantic Web paradigm from the standpoint of RDFs description management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1368-1376
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Editor
  • Meta-model management
  • RDF
  • RDFS
  • Semantic Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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