Tag Archives: Semantic Web

JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment Framework)

JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment Framework) is a software Framework fully implemented in Java language. It simplifies the implementation of multi-agent systems through a middle-ware that complies with the FIPA specifications and through a set of graphical tools that supports the debugging and deployment phases. The agent platform can be distributed across machines (which not even need to share the same OS) and the configuration can be controlled via a remote GUI. The configuration can be even changed at run-time by moving agents from one machine to another one, as and when required. JADE is completely implemented in Java language and the minimal system requirement is the version 1.4 of JAVA (the run time environment or the JDK).

The synergy between the JADE platform and the LEAP libraries allows to obtain a FIPA-compliant agent platform with reduced footprint and compatibility with mobile Java environments down to J2ME-CLDC MIDP 1.0. The LEAP libraries have been developed with the collaboration of the LEAP project and can be downloaded as an add-on of JADE from this same Web site.

JADE is free software and is distributed by Telecom Italia, the copyright holder, in open source software under the terms of the LGPL ( Lesser General Public License Version 2). Since May 2003, a JADE Board has been created that supervisions the management of the JADE Project. Currently the JADE Board lists 5members: Telecom Italia, Motorola, Whitestein Technologies AG, Profactor GmbH, and France Telecom R&D.

The latest version of JADE is JADE 4.0.1 released on 07/07/2010

You must register first to download JADE here http://jade.tilab.com/

Semantic Radar for Firefox

Semantic Radar is a semantic metadata detector for Mozilla Firefox.

Available at Mozilla Add-ons site. It is a browser extension which inspects web pages for links to Semantic Web metadata and informs about presence of it by showing an icon in browser’s status bar. Currently it supports RDF autodiscovery (SIOC, FOAF, DOAP and any type) and RDFa metadata detection.

New: Semantic Radar can now ping the Semantic Web Ping Service when metadata are detected. This allows for a community based discovery of the Semantic Web data.

Jena – A Semantic Web Framework for Java

Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications. It provides a programmatic environment for RDF, RDFS and OWL, SPARQL and includes a rule-based inference engine.

Jena is open source and grown out of work with the HP Labs Semantic Web Programme.

The Jena Framework includes:

  • Reading and writing RDF in RDF/XML, N3 and N-Triples
  • An OWL API
  • In-memory and persistent storage
  • SPARQL query engine

Support is provided by the jena-users mailing list.

FAU Semantic Web Course

Welcome to the FAU Semantic Web Course Website. This is where we will be posting materials and tutorials from our class. Please check back often as we will be updating the website on a regular basis with new information and examples.