Re: [Rd] OWL ontologies in R?

From: Vincenzo Carey <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:09:19 -0400

The Rredland package available through Bioconductor ( will parse and do limited
modeling of RDF; some OWL examples are in the vignette. Some years ago a package called Rswub
included an interface to Jena, but became stale. Developments in R-java interfaces since then might make an
effect R-Jena interface relatively easy to create and maintain.

It has been noted that Rredland's dependence on Berkeley db is a potential nuisance for installation; since
Rredland was released, a SQLite back end has been introduced for redland/librdf but I have not had the
opportunity to add code to capitalize on this. Patches welcome.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Stavros Macrakis <>wrote:

> Are there any R packages to import and use Web Ontology Language (OWL)
> ontologies (represented in OWL/RDF or other form)?
> Thanks,
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