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Contd: Unobtrusive Manifestation of the Linked Data Web

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:20:27 -0400
Message-ID: <485EC21B.10500@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

All,

Quick note re. the Firefox Linked Data Sources extension ( "rdfb.xpi") :

1. Download to your local filesystem
2. Use File | Open from Firefox to load  (this isn't a properly signed 
XPI at the current time)


Kingsley
>
> All,
>
> In an attempt to "kill many birds with a single stone" here is a #swig 
> logger session link 
> <http://chatlogs.planetrdf.com/swig/2008-06-22#T20-23-40> covering the 
> thinking behind a new extension re. are realising for Firefox 2.x and 
> 3.x (of course other browsers to follow).
>
> Gist of the matter:
> We are adding: View | Linked Data Sources, to browsers, so that Linked 
> Data is revealed to Web Users as the 3rd  of the following options:
>
> 1. View Rendered Page (what you get by default)
> 2. View Page Source (how you look at the markup behind the page)
> 3. View Linked Data Sources (how you look at the raw data behind the 
> page; the data the page puts in context in rendered form)
>
> Of course, the same applies to the Browser Context Menus, meaning: 
> "Linked Data Sources" occurs as an option (for completeness this will 
> be changed to: "View Linked Data Sources").
>
> Our extension uses an HTTP Proxy (Sponger) which is associated with 
> RDFizers (think of these as RDF analogs of ODBC/JDBC Drivers, but for 
> Web Data). Thus, you can increase or decrease the quality of the 
> linked data graph via the Cartridges/Drivers that you plug into your 
> data spaces.
>
> Also note, the recent enhancement to Semantic Radar now makes it 
> possible to incorporate Linked Data Browsers/Viewers from a myriad of 
> providers (OpenLink, Zitgist, Marbles, DISCO, Tabulator etc.), which 
> is great, but you will note that the new plugin doesn't mandate any 
> discovery of RDF. It simply takes a URL and then RDfizes it whenever 
> you take the: "View | Linked Data Sources" menu or context menu route.
>
> The initial cut of the extension is at:
> http://myopenlink.net:8890/~kidehen/Public/rdfb.xpi
>
> Of course, there are a few updates on the way later this week(mostly 
> aesthetic bar the non functioning "Search" feature). That said, you 
> can get to the essence of what I am talking about via the initial 
> release.
>
> Related:
>
>   1. My Linked Data Planet Keynote
>      
> <http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/presentations/Creating_Deploying_Exploiting_Linked_Data2/Creating_Deploying_Exploiting_Linked_Data2.html> 
>
>      (thanks to RDFa and the Bibliographic Ontology it's now possible
>      to model Presentations (Slideshows) )
>   2. Other Slidy Presentations from OpenLink
>      <http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/Whitepapers/index.htm> enhanced
>      with RDFa annotations.
>
>
> Final note: since we already have a Cartridge/Driver for Slidy based 
> data sources, you can also view the data behind any Slidy 
> presentation. Of course, the context fidelity of the graph would be 
> low (i.e. low linked data resolution) without RDFa or some other 
> Linked Data exposure mechanism, but if you have a meta cartridge (e.g. 
> the kind that Zitgist delivers via it's exploitation of UMBEL aided 
> Named Entity Extraction and Disambiguation), you don't even require 
> RDFa en route to context fidelity (HIgh Def. Linked Data), you just 
> slot that cartridge into your data space.
>
> BTW - http://community.linkeddata.org/ods remains open to community 
> members seeking both a data space and an easy place to get an Entity 
> URI :-)
>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Sunday, 22 June 2008 21:21:05 UTC

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