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Unparsing RDF/XML

Carroll, Jeremy J.


Keyword(s): parsing; unparsing; generation; grammar; universal algebra; XML; RDF

Abstract: It is difficult to serialize an RDF graph as a humanly readable RDF/XML document. This paper describes the approach taken in Jena 1.2, in which a design pattern of guarded procedures invoked using top-down recursive descent is used. Each procedure corresponds to a grammar rule; the guard makes the choice about the applicability of the production. This approach is seen to correspond closely to the design of an LL(k) parser, and a theoretical justification of this correspondence is found in universal algebra. Notes:

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