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

From: Michael Lang(Jr.) <michaelallenlang@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:36:27 -0400
Message-ID: <59c1f5620904230636h600b6ef9s5c8ee934e87a9844@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Luigi Selmi <selmi_luigi@hotmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org, Dad <michaelalang@gmail.com>
David,
We have added a SPARQL query editor to the Knoodl interface which I think
qualifies as "humane".  Right now, it is specifically designed to enable
users to search for instances (i.e. the SELECT clause contains just the
variable "?instance" and can not be edited).  We are working on developing
it into a fully-featured query editor which supports everything in the
SPARQL spec (this will be done in Flex, the current version is all
Javascript)

A webcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbGmBxGGe-0 (the query editor is
shown near the end)

An example: http://www.knoodl.com/ui/groups/Tutorial/vocab/Wine/search (allows
you to search for individuals in the Wine/Food ontologies)

Mike Lang
Revelytix, Inc.

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On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 7:52 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> 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
>
>>
>>
>>
>> "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." Lao Tzu
>> _______________________________
>> Luigi Selmi, MSc addr.: 12 P.zza Roselle 00179 Rome, Italy skype:
>> luigiselmi
>> mobile: 3482405674
>> web site: http://www.sharesemantics.com <http://www.sharesemantics.com/>
>>
>> blog: http://www.sharesemantics.com/people/weblog
>> cv: http://www.linkedin.com/in/luigiselmi
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > 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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>
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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