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Re: Results of survey "Do controlled vocabularies matter?"

From: Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:10:39 +1000
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To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
What aspects of SPARQL would such a standard layer include? We and our customers are heavily using SPARQL in the context of SKOS, and we have published a SPARQL-based constraint checking library [1] using the W3C Member Submission SPIN [2]. This will validate the various SKOS-specific integrity constraints and has been integrated with TopQuadrant's Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN) solution [3].

SPIN also makes it easy to encapsulate reusable SPARQL queries into so-called templates. These templates are basically parameterized queries that have a URI and arguments. Compare to stored procedures in SQL. It would be straight-forward to build and publish such a template library for SKOS, if someone here has a list of queries that they like to ask repeatedly.

Cheers,
Holger

[1] http://topbraid.org/spin/skosspin
[2] http://spinrdf.org/
[3] http://www.topquadrant.com/solutions/ent_vocab_net.html


On Jun 27, 2011, at 10:34 AM, <Simon.Cox@csiro.au> wrote:

> a "standard" layer encapsulating Sparql especially designed for SKOS based systems
> might help in this situation. 
>  
> +1
>  
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)
> Sent: Sunday, 26 June 2011 4:36 PM
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: Results of survey "Do controlled vocabularies matter?"
>  
> Hello all,
> 
> we are happy to announce that the results of the survey titled
> "Do controlled vocabularies matter?" are available now.
> 
> A short write-up and also the link to the report can be found here:
> http://blog.semantic-web.at/2011/06/26/thesaurus-based-search-engines-will-become-main-stream-in-the-near-future/
> 
> The report itself was published on issuu: 
> http://issuu.com/andreas_blumauer/docs/survey_do_controlled_vocabularies_matter_2011_june
> 
> We would be happy to receive comments from the community on this.
> 
> As an interesting outcome it can be stated, that people working on controlled vocabularies
> seem to have put aside scepticism about the semantic web finally. 
> 
> On the other side the whole semantic web cake has not been digested yet: 
> E.g. only a few people from the vocab-community deal with Sparql, which brings me to the conclusion
> that a "standard" layer encapsulating Sparql especially designed for SKOS based systems
> might help in this situation. 
> 
> Any activities going on in this area?
> 
> Best wishes,
> Andreas
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