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Re: Using Entity Type and Properties to disambiguate search

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 17:36:57 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0906051536hd4f5486ha7d742e6b7954c53@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Chris Wallace <Chris.Wallace@uwe.ac.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
[Apologies for multiple posts, I didn't realize a new thread had been
started for this topic]

Chris, All

Try this:

- Go to razorbase.com
- Enter 'kiwi'
- Click the magnifying glass icon on the button bar to view categories
There, you should see all categories for things named Kiwi.
- Click the blue right arrow icon next to umble-sc:Birds, now you have Birds
named Kiwi
- Now click the ID cards icon on the button bar, now you have all sameAs
resouces for those birds

Here are other walkthroughs/examples<http://www.slideshare.net/tag/razorbase>
.

These examples demonstrate that with linked data, guessed-ranking is
obsolete to an extent, or is at least replaced by user/context specific
filtering and sorting of results. The query can be ambiguous and the results
heterogeneous and it's ok, because user is able to define a path to the
desired sub-result set by applying filters for categories and property
values of sets. In this way, transverse the linked data space is like
finding a file on your computer, only, whereas file browsers only have a
one-dimensional filter (i.e. two directions: parent and child directory),
the linked data space has n-dimensional filters (with each dimension having
two directions: to-subject and to-object).

In the mist of this great topic, I would like to again encourage you to have
a good look at the Facets API work, as I truly believe this has the
potential to become the standard approach for interacting with linked data
bases.

Enjoy,
-sherman

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> Chris Wallace wrote:
>
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> - not your problem but I note that search via Sindice is rather
>> disappointing  - for example
>>
>> http://sameas.org/html?q=Kiwi   (a general term for a flightless bird
>> found in New Zealand divided into several species, but also a colloquial
>> expression for a New Zealander and a Kiwifruit)
>>
>>  Chris,
>
> I am curious about your experience re. pattern: Kiwi, when entered into the
> Full Text Search Field of the service at: http://lod.openlinksw.com . When
> I performed this test I had the option to use "Type" to filter the
> collection of Entities associated with the pattern. That single step enabled
> me to select "yago:BirdsOfNewZealand" and then simply ask for a display of
> associated Entities.
>
> I am particulary interested in your searches re. "New Zealand" (past and
> present) as I am not convinced your initial experience with our service
> truly revealed what it offered (e.g., you could even seem to find much about
> the country: "New Zealand").
> The essence of what we offer is the ability to  accurately "Find"
> descriptions of Entities using Type and Properties across a huge corpus of
> interlinked data.
>
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>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen<http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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-- 

Thanks,
-sherman

I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul
prospers
(3 John 1:2)
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