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Re: sameas.org

From: <richard.hancock@3kbo.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 01:33:26 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <47057.203.97.223.64.1244270006.squirrel@www.3kbo.com>
To: "Sherman Monroe" <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Cc: richard.hancock@3kbo.com, "Azamat" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>, "SW-forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org, "Chris Wallace" <chris.wallace@uwe.ac.uk>
> Chris,
>
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 6:46 PM, <richard.hancock@3kbo.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Azamat,
>>
>> one thing I would like to be able to do is enter a search query similar
>> to
>> the following:
>>
>> "Kiwi a bird"
>>
>> using the "a" to indicate "rdf:type" and to substitute for "bird" the
>> classes known to represent that concept. The search would then be made
>> with the substituted list of classes specifying the entity type.
>>
>
> This would indeed be a better UI, however, disambiguation will be
> challenging in the wild. Any UI based on state-of-the-art tech will
> require
> the user to disambiguate. One could say that lod.openlinksw.com and
> razorbase are browsers which encourage user to disambiguate her way to the
> desired results.
>
> I've prepared some slides [1] which presents the file system metaphor as a
> useful approach for linked data browsers. I think it offers a nice
> alternative to the more natural UI you're describing.
>
> [1] http://www.slideshare.net/guest02493a3/razorbase-examples-part-4
>
> -sherman
>
Hi Sherman,

thanks for the link to your presentation, it helped explain how razorbase
works and made navigating to the desired result easier.

One suggestion re the slides, since the kiwi is not an Australian bird you
may want to change slide 27 to read "Let's lookup the Kiwi, a New Zealand
bird".

Regards,

Richard.
Received on Saturday, 6 June 2009 06:34:13 UTC

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