Nuno Carvalho

NAME

Biblio::Thesaurus::ModRewrite - a module to manipulate ontologies

VERSION

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS

  use Biblio::Thesaurus;
  use Biblio::Thesaurus::ModRewrite;

  my $code = "Lisbon 'city-of' Portugal => add (Lisbon 'city-of' Europe).";

  $thesaurus = thesaurusLoad($file);
  $obj = Biblio::Thesaurus::ModRewrite->new($thesaurus);

  $obj->process($code);

DESCRIPTION

This module implements a compiler to run programs written in a domain specific language that can be used to manipulate information in ontologies. This domain specific language is called OML and is descibed in the next section.

OML

OML is a domain specific language that can be used to describe operations that manipulate information in a ontology. Programs written in OML are a set of rules that are executed in order, each rule looks something like:

  pattern => action .

Which means that when the pattern is found the given action block is executed.

Patterns

Patterns describe information in the ontology. A pattern can be used to represent terms, relations, relations between terms, or any combination of any of these.

Actions

The action block is used to describe the operations that are going to be executed if a given pattern is found.

FUNCTIONS

new

This function creates a new object and stores the source file for the thesaurus given as argument.

process

This funcion processes source code written in OML. This and new should be the only functions you need to call to use this module.

parseFile

This function parses the source code and builds a parsing tree. The parser is defined in the Biblio::Thesaurus::ModRewrite::Parser module.

buildSemanticTree

This function calculates the solution node for every pattern in the parsing tree.

calc_set

This funcion calculates the solution for a given pattern.

_intersect

This function is used by calc_set and should not be called on it's own.

_comum

This function is used by calc_set and should not be called on it's own.

_union

This function is used by calc_set and should not be called on it's own.

run_program

This function executes every action for each rule in an OML program.

execute

This function is used to execute an action.

EXAMPLES

Look in the examples and bin directory for sample programs.

AUTHOR

Nuno Carvalho, <smash@cpan.org>

J.Joao Almeida, <jj@di.uminho.pt>

Alberto Simoes, <albie@alfarrabio.di.uminho.pt>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2008 Nuno Carvalho, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.