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One Last Thing: freebase parallax: user interface for browsing graphs of data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:12:06 -0400
Message-ID: <48A869F6.5040409@openlinksw.com>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3c.org

David Huynh wrote:
>
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> Question: Is there any fundamental reason why you cannot expose URIs 
>> or URLs where you have "javascript:{}"? Would this break your work in 
>> anyway?  
> Just for you, Kingsley, I have fixed it :-) You might need to 
> shift-reload to get the latest code.
>
> I wasn't actually expecting such an intense reaction to just 
> "javascript:{}". I wonder if that might put off newcomers, who believe 
> that the slightest profanity against The URIs on this mailing list 
> will always trigger such adverse reactions.
>
>> If you expose the URIs, I would then be able to demonstrate what I 
>> mean using your nice UI, how about that?
> Now that that's all behind us, I'm looking forward to see what you 
> mean. Please, show us what you've got!
>
> Best,
>
> David
>
>
>
David,

In the "nice to have" bucket, is is possible for you to use <link 
rel="dc:source" title="Data Sources" type="application/< [atom+xml] | 
[rss+xml] | [rdf+xml] >" href="<feed-information-resource-url>" /> to 
expose the list of Freebase URLs in you pages. Thus, a list of all URLs 
(once all "javascript:{}" have been replaced).

Example:
http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/browse.html?type=%2Fgovernment%2Fus_president 


Has URLs (instead of: "javascript:{}") for each page about a President, 
but this isn't the case re. "Filter Results" DIV.  Ideally, all the 
Freebase URLs could be exposed via a Feed which lists all the URLs (as 
per the <link / > suggestion above, with dc:source as the DC term for 
data sources).

So one last thing, which cannot be expensive to implement since you are 
simply substituting a few more "javascript:{}" for URLs and the listing 
them is a data sources collection resource (using Atom, RSS 2.0, or RSS 
1.0 or even OPML).

When all of this is in place, I will then have multiple points from 
which to launch a SPARQL Query without the user writing a line of SPARQL 
or seeing anyting to do with RDF. They will simply feel the FORCE of the 
Linked Data :-)


-- 


Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Sunday, 17 August 2008 18:12:42 UTC

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