The Semantic Web isn't just about putting data on the web. It
is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web
of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can
find other, related, data.
Kowari is an Open Source, massively scalable, transaction-safe, purpose-built database for the storage, retrieval and analysis of metadata. Kowari is written in Java and licensed under the Mozilla Public License.
The Semantic Web is the idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in a way that it can be used for more effective discovery, automation, integration, and reuse across various applications. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is considered to be an important basis for the realisation of this vision. The bib2rdf tool translates the structured data that is contained in BibTeX bibliographies into an RDF-compliant form, which makes a vast amount of bibliographical information available for Semantic Web applications.
The Java BibTeX-To-RDF Converter allows to convert BibTeX files to an RDF format according to the SWRC ontology. It has been developed by Peter Haase and Björn Schnizler in the scope of the SWAP project.
As BibTeX Parser we have used JavaBib Parser by Johannes Henkel.
With the advent of the semantic web, several projects have started to translate this bibliographic information to RDF. bibtex2rdf is a highly configurable translator from BibTeX to RDF which allows to do exactly that.
S. Staab, M. Erdmann, A. Maedche, und S. Decker. Proc. of First Workshop on the Semantic Web at the Fourth European Conference International Workshop on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Lisbon, Portugal 18-20 September 2000, (September 2000)