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Re: DBTropes.org, a TVTropes.org linked data wrapper

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:59:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4B23CBF9.2010705@openlinksw.com>
To: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
CC: Malte Kiesel <malte.kiesel@dfki.de>, public-lod@w3.org
Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 2:47 AM, Malte Kiesel <malte.kiesel@dfki.de 
> <mailto:malte.kiesel@dfki.de>> wrote:
>
>     Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>
>         I more specifically was asking "Can I have a
>         discover-links-on-freebase-feature", as there is probably more
>         relevant data in freeebase which is not necessarily in dbpedia
>         (yet)
>
>
>     I'll look into that. It seems that Sindice performs a bit odd
>     searching in Freebase though (try queries with
>     domain:rdf.freebase.com <http://rdf.freebase.com>). Any pointers
>     on how to search in Freebase from Java without hassle?
>
>
> Client side:
> http://code.google.com/p/freebase-suggest/
>
> You can pre-arm it to limit to certain types, and it's a pretty good 
> wayt to resolve an ID.
>
> Server side:
> http://www.freebase.com/docs/data/search
>
> JSON results.
>
> Other queries:
> Freebase works around "MQL", which is kind of like expressing the key 
> / value pairs you want to search for as a series of hashes/objects in 
> javascript/json, and using 'null' to say "SELECT * FROM table".
>
> If you can think in SPARQL and write javascript, this is for you.
>
Daniel,

What's the aversion to simply thinking in SPARQL re. Freebase?

Freebase folks: Why not provide a SPARQL option (basically a SPARQL to 
MQL translator if mapping to your lower level APIs isn't a short term 
option) ?

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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