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h1. Frameworks

Various frameworks that we might decide to use

h3. SPIN, SPARQLmotion, SWP

- [SPIN|] (SPARQL Inferencing Notation\] uses SPARQL to define functions, rules, constraints and inferred properties over RDF classes, and goes way beyond OWL2 expressive power
-- eg constraint: Square is a subClass of Rectangle for which hasWidth=hasHeight
-- eg computed property of Rectangle: hasArea := hasWidth * hasHeight
- [UISPIN|] (aka SWP, SPARQL Web Pages) is a UI framework using semweb UI descriptions and SPIN to access data through SPARQL queries
- [SPARQLmotion|] is a framework for defining ETL processing using SPARQL
- SPINMap is a SPARQL Ontology Mapping framework with a Graphical Notation

These are developed by TopQuadrant and proposed for standardization to W3C. Source status is unknown

h3. SWI Prolog

(In case you thought Prolog is dead ;-) . But I'm very far from suggesting that we use this)
SWI Prolog and the ClioPatria semantic application server is used in many of the Semantic Web projects of VU Amsterdam.
- Eg Amalgame vocabulary mapping, Semantic search in Europeana ThoughtLab, Europeana LOD pilot for the Amsterdam Museum, current development of Europeana Data Model (EDM)
- [Interesting articles|] on how to extend Prolog to be usable for large-scale web and semweb applications:
- In particular see [Jan Wielinga's PhD thesis|] that includes most of the articles

TODO: make matrix showing which tool covers which component

h1. Multi-tenancy

[Multitenancy|] refers to a principle in software architecture where a single instance of the software runs on a server, serving multiple client organizations (tenants). Multitenancy is contrasted with a multi-instance architecture where separate software instances (or hardware systems) are set up for different client organizations. With a multitenant architecture, a software application is designed to virtually partition its data and configuration, and each client organization works with a customized virtual application instance.

A writeup from CollectionSpace on [Nuxeo multitenancy issues|] outlines some of the issues that need to be addressed:

ResearchSpace is a multi-tenant application, since:
- different institutions have their own content spaces and RDF graphs
- they share a common space and graph
- each can have its own terminology mapping and other

Luckily, the different tenants cannot customize aspects of ResearchSpace to a significant degree.