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Re: "humane" query editors for the data web?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:52:54 -0400
Message-ID: <49F05696.40201@openlinksw.com>
To: Luigi Selmi <selmi_luigi@hotmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Luigi Selmi wrote:
> This post by Bob Du Charme based on a previous one by Dean Allemang 
> maybe can help to answer the question:
> How you can explore a new set of linked data
> http://www.snee.com/bobdc.blog/2008/08/how-you-can-explore-a-new-set.html
>
> Looking at the work done at Freebase, that is simply great, I was 
> wondering what if a big company, public or private, that manages a big 
> quantity of data and wants to own a data space, a base in FB 
> terminology maybe, to manage that data letting its knowledge workers 
> build and change in a flexible way the data model and the UIs ? This 
> would mean a real separation of concerns between programmers and 
> knowledge workers. Will FB sell such bases ?
>
> Luigi
Luigi,

Think: "Data as a Service".

The LOD Cloud, Bubbles within the LOD Cloud, and eventually meshes with 
the aforementioned by traditional media companies (BBC, Reuters, and 
others are already doing this).

You can buy, make, rent, or simply bind to a corpus of linked data for 
use in a myriad of ways as part of a broader open data access driven 
attribution / recognition economy. Your initial base will be 
progressively enhanced in service specific ways e.g. Travel industry  
players will build bubbles with a vertical bent, ditto Financial, Music, 
Movie, News, and others, respectively. Ironically, they've already tried 
to do this, but the Web simply didn't have the structured data 
granularity and requisite open access that Linked Data now accords.

Data is the new electricity, its conducted via URIs.  Revisit  ol' Ben 
Franklin's lightening and kite experience :-)

Kingsley
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> > Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:07:49 -0700
> > From: dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu
> > To: public-lod@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: "humane" query editors for the data web?
> >
> > Thanks for the link, Juan.
> >
> > Just curious, even if I know SPARQL, how do I (as a new user) know 
> which
> > properties and types there are in the data? And what URIs to use for 
> what?
> >
> > David
> >
> > Juan Sequeda wrote:
> > > You may want to check out a tool that we are working on: SQUIN
> > >
> > > http://squin.informatik.hu-berlin.de/SQUIN/
> > >
> > > Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
> > > Dept. of Computer Sciences
> > > The University of Texas at Austin
> > > www.juansequeda.com <http://www.juansequeda.com>
> > > www.semanticwebaustin.org <http://www.semanticwebaustin.org>
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu
> > > <mailto:dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Admittedly this is somewhat of a tease and shameless
> > > self-promotion :-) but I think there are a few interesting
> > > concepts in the query editor for Freebase that I've been working
> > > on that can be very useful for querying and consuming LOD data sets:
> > >
> > > http://www.freebase.com/app/queryeditor/about
> > >
> > > Or maybe I missed it totally--is there anything similar for
> > > writing SPARQL queries over LOD?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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