During Wiki Techstorm 2019 , we started exploring simplification for
creating shape expressions. One possibility that was explored was to make
something like QuickStatements that will take CSV/tabular format as input
to generate shape expressions.
ShExStatements is now released:
The main goal is to help newcomers write shape expressions. The users write
a CSV file and ShExStatements will translate it to a shex file.
Take for example, a CSV file concerning a language (with prefixes):
is translated to a shape expression .
There are five columns. Column 1 is used for specifying the node name, 2
for specifying the property value, 3 for one or possible values, 4 is for
cardinality (+,*) and column 5 for comments.
Columns 3,4 and 5 are empty for prefixes. Columns 1, 2, 3 are mandatory.
Column 3 can be . (to say any value).
Examples related to Wikidata that were used to create some entity Schemas
E177, E178, E179 can be found here , with some additional examples in
For a detailed documentation, please check .
Please let me know if you have any questions/remarks.