Triplification / RDF extraction for bugzillas and for Debian bugs

To summarize some ideas and try and promote the work we’ve done in the frame of Helios, we’ve submitted a short paper (PDF) to the triplification challenge.

Alas, others had better projects, and we didn’t win, apparently. Still, we’ll continue to work beyond these initial demonstrators, in order to try and push for a standard of interchange of “facts” / meta-data about bugs, for instance as RDF using the EvoOnt BOM ontology plus our extensions.

The paper describes the 2 first demonstrators that we’ve setup (and for which I previously blogged) : one for the triplification of bugzilla, and one for the triplification about Debian bugs, using UDD to do so.

Abstract: To interconnect bugtrackers, and especially the one used to manage free
software projects, one need tools to convert their custom format to a common interop-
erable form. We, in the context of the Helios project, are working on refining existing
ontologies to describe bugs from the most used bugtrackers in open source software. We
propose two prototypes for review, based on triplify and EvoOnt BOM, which export
bugs from bugzilla installations and Debian’s UDD in the form of RDF triples.

Read the rest in “Bugtrackers triplification” (PDF)

First Bugzilla triplify prototype released to validate ontologies for RDF (Linked Data for bugs)

In the course of trying to propose Semantic Web ontologies that would suite the needs of the free software maintainers, in the frame of Helios, here’s another step.

We’ve just released a first prototype of the use of triplify to export bug facts for bugzilla as RDF, using EvoOnt BOM, FOAF and SIOC.

You’ll find all the details here : as well as a link to the demonstrator.

We’re now looking for candidate Bugzilla owners to test it on real bugs, and why not, to deploy it to contribute to LinkedData with bugs of OpenSource projects.