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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:26:19 -0300
Message-ID: <4A25287B.2070708@inf.puc-rio.br>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>, Samur Araujo <samuraraujo@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Daniel Schwabe wrote:
>> Sherman,
>> as another alternative, I urge you to take a look at Explorator [1] 
>> (there is a short movie explaining the basic idea, you can also play 
>> with the live interface), which can do all of what you said, and more.
>> It provides a more general exploration paradigm, of which the example 
>> you give below is only one of the possibilities...
>>
>> Best
>> Daniel
>> [1] http://www.tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br/explorator.
> Daniel,
>
> When you speak to the <http://lod.openlinksw.com> instance, do you use 
> SPARQL Protocol or the Faceted Browsing REST API or either depending 
> on task ?
>
> I suspect SPARQL protocol,  but please confirm.
>
We use the SPARQL protocol, because the code is geared to deal with any 
SPARQL endpoint. The only thing we have customize, precisely because of 
lack of standardization, is the FTS function. There is special code to 
detect when the server is Virtuoso, to use bif:contains. Other than 
that, is uses standard constructs.
If I understand it correctly, the Faceted Browsing REST API would not 
allow us to issue the kinds of queries we need; as I mentioned in 
earlier messages, Explorator is much more than pure faceted browsing.
Did you have anything specific in mind in this regard?

Cheers
D.
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 13:26:57 UTC

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