BrownSauce RDF Browser
BrownSauce is an attempt to write a generic
RDF browser. It was written
by Damian Steer whilst
Bristol. BrownSauce is free software, released under a
BSD style licence.
What does it do?
There is RDF data all over the place, in XML documents and
sources like databases. Getting all that data is impractical,
and would be unreadable (to say the least). So BrownSauce is an
attempt to make something which can browse that information.
BrownSauce breaks the problem into two parts: coarse-graining
(breaking the data down into usable chunks, like
"information about person X") and aggregation (making those
chunks from multiple sources). The first part is done, and users
can browse more than one source using
references. Aggregation is currently being worked on.
BrownSauce runs as a local http server, or can be added to a
java web application server like
The current interface is HTML and can be styled using CSS (the
HTML is marked up using classes relating to the RDF). Other
interfaces should be simple to implement.
See the instructions for a demonstration and details on
Why the silly name?
- I can't think of good names.
- It's a reference to HotSauce, the MCF browser.
- HP Sauce was taken.
BrownSauce would not be possible without the following:
Jena Semantic Web Toolkit
- Used extensively in BrownSauce. Jena (binary) is included in the
I didn't have to write an HTTP server. Part of Jetty (in
binary form) is distributed with BrownSauce in accordance with
Last modified: Mon Oct 28 15:24:23 GMT 2002