I'm sure Andrew will have blogged this years ago, but I just found Jess. This is a Java implementation of the Rete algorithm.
I still don't need Rete for Kowari yet, but I'm wondering if it will work well when considering ABox changes, as opposed to a full inference run like I'm trying to do. Rete is supposed to be good at that, but it makes all of these assumptions about having to process individual statements one at a time. Kowari is not like that, so I wonder if Rete is really the best solution, even for the case of deltas in the data.
I'm expecting to hear what's going on with work shortly. My ideal is work on OWL full time. However, I have to eat (more important, so do Anne and Luc) so I have to consider the options. Kowari/OWL will continue, but it would be a lot easier if I get paid to do it, rather than have to chew into my copious free time!
This leaves me really busy at the moment, making it difficult to work on any of this stuff. At least it has been a break from the usual, which I've appreciated.
In the mentime, I'm off to my brother's wedding in Maui this week. We really can't afford to go (think "extending the mortgage"), but he's not likely to get married again (I hope not anyway!), and besides, how many times do I get to go to Hawaii? :-)
The DSTC asked that I give a talk on Kowari for them soon. I'm looking forward to it, and dreading it at the same time. I'm really out of practice with this stuff. At least it will be good practice for my Masters confirmation.
Speaking of the Masters, my supervisor, Bob, works with the DSTC, so the odds are good that he will attend. This just gets better and better. :-}
Monday, January 24, 2005