OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

oslc-core message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [oslc-core] [OASIS Issue Tracker] (OSLCCORE-2) Determine which diagraming tool is recommended

TopBraid with its SPIN support would offer a good platform for visual modeling of RDF resources which have property constraints.

Protege’s visualization add-in shows floating bubble diagrams—and, I think, are not effective for the goal here.

Would we be able to get licenses for TopBraid for our community here?

If you want visualization of ontology resources but in UML form, then ask Elisa Kendall at Thematix about community use of their Visual Ontology Modeler for No Magic MagicDraw.

Lonnie VanZandt
Sent from Dropbox's Mailbox on Mac

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 7:47 AM, OASIS Issues Tracker <workgroup_mailer@lists.oasis-open.org> wrote:

[ https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/OSLCCORE-2?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=59516#comment-59516 ]

James Amsden commented on OSLCCORE-2:

All figures in the specifications are HTML images. So any tool that can save an image in a reasonable format would be useful. However, we also need to be able to store the sources of these images in the SVN repository, and they need to be available for editing by any document editor. This implies some kind of common tool that can easily work with source files would also be useful. Finally, using standard notations like UML is also useful and works very effectively with RDF. For example, RDF/OWL classes can be displayed as UML classes with assertions whose objects are primitive types displayed as attributes of the class, and assertions whose objects are other objects displayed as associations. This produces diagrams that are RDF friendly while still being familiar to people more use to object-oriented, ERA and other closed-world, structure-based schema notations.

TopBraid Composer would be a good choice because of its support for RDF. However, the free version does not provide the diagrams, and since its an eclipse based tool, the startup overhead is high for people not familiar with eclipse.

Protege would be another option, but I couldn't quickly find a UML visualization plugin for Protege. Most people have PowerPoint (or other compatible presentation tools like Pages or OpenOffice). That may be sufficient for the figures we need to develop in the OSLC Core specifications. Domain specifications may have greater needs for UML-like diagrams.

> Determine which diagraming tool is recommended
> ----------------------------------------------
> URL: https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/OSLCCORE-2
> Project: OASIS OSLC Lifecycle Integration Core (OSLC Core) TC
> Issue Type: Task
> Reporter: Steve Speicher
> Assignee: Steve Speicher
> Priority: Minor
> Labels: action-item

This message was sent by Atlassian JIRA

To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that
generates this mail. Follow this link to all your TCs in OASIS at:

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]