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Re: Server Side Faceted Browsing: Unlimited Data in Interactive Time Demo

From: Philipp Heim <heim@interactivesystems.info>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:45:53 +0100
Message-ID: <496F13E1.6010408@interactivesystems.info>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Hey Kingsley,

this is a great demo, thank you! The performance is quite impressive.
However, adding new properties for faceted filtering needs getting used 
to from the usability point of view :-).
This leads me to my question:
Is there a way to access your server and its faceted Data Explorer back 
end functionality by a public Web-service?
Because we are working in the field of HCI and developing graphical 
interface for graph-based faceted exploration of RDF data (see 
www.gFacet.org). So it would be quite interesting to have such a 
high-performance backend!

By the way, I tried to write a comment to the related article in your 
blog but it didn't work out! I got a message that said my comment need 
to be reviewed but it never appeared as comment in the blog. Did you 
receive my comment?

I look forward for your reply.

Best regards, Philipp

Kingsley Idehen schrieb:
> All,
> Here is the first salvo of what we've been hinting about re. server 
> side faceted browsing over Unlimited Data within configurable 
> Interactive Time-frames:
> http://b3s.openlinksw.com/fct/facet.vsp
> Simple example:
> Enter search pattern: Microsoft
> You will get the usual result from a full text pattern search.
> Click on properties within Navigation section to filter the results 
> such that you can see the property collection associated with the 
> entity collection associated with the text search pattern ordered by 
> count in descending order.
> Use "Next" link to page through the properties.
> Locate a property of interest and click to select (which just adds it 
> to the query pattern assembled at the top left of the screen). Repeat 
> using another property for further filtering.
> Click on the URI of the entities revealed by you actions.
> Addition information:
> This is the Billion Triples linked data corpus.
> This is a teaser / precursor to the LOD variant of Virtuoso 6.0 built 
> to show how a real problem (faceted browsing across large data sets 
> within interactive processing windows) is addressed using Virtuoso.
> The browser is simply using a Virtuoso PL function that also exists in 
> Web Service form.
> Expect additional information via blog posts etc.
> Enjoy!

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