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Re: Yet Another LOD cloud browser

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 09:33:05 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0905150733k16fd1ef9w1889ed7496d1618@mail.gmail.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
Hi Hugh,

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear Sherman,
> It's great to have more activity, and all strength to you.
> However, I would like to ask if you could modify some of your description
> to more accurately reflect what it is doing.
> Referring to the dataset as the "public LOD cloud instance of Virtuoso"
> suggests that it is browsing all the LOD data, which it is not.
>


Thanks so much for your insightful point, it's very well taken.

I have added a link to the about page for the instance, which contains data
about the VoiD graph <http://lod.openlinksw.com/void/Dataset> that lists the
datasets currently browsable.




> Also, I am not sure it is right to call it a "linked data browser"; I can't
> work out how to use it to browse any other sites than the Virtuoso EC2 one.
>


Hmmm, I dunno, I think it's an accurate description, or at least the best I
could come up with. I believe if a browser allowed navigation of only one
triple (a subject linked to an object), it constitutes a linked data
browser.


Best,
-sherman


>
> Best
> Hugh
> PS Sorry to those who feel I have been here before, but I think there are
> important things here.
>
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> On 13/05/2009 18:42, "Sherman Monroe" <sdmonroe@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Taking inspiration from Longwell[1] and Parallax[2], I present yet another
> linked data browser[3]. It uses the Virtuoso Facets Web service API [4] and
> runs against the public LOD cloud instance of Virtuoso [5]. I believe such
> faceted search UIs could be a nice compromise between SPARQL and a
> full-blown Cypher-based NL user interface[6].
>
> Feedback appreciated.
>
> Hints:
>
> - Click a breadcrumb at the top to navigate your query path
> - Click "Your query" to view the filter details, click the nodes there to
> navigate the path, click the icons there to modify the filter
> - Click the green plus sign button to add a filter
> - Click the blue undo button to unbound a node value
>
> Notes:
>
> I was amazed in the many instances where I got better results from LOD
> dataspace than from Google/Technorati/Wikipedia. For example, searching
> Monopoly, then filtering to the umbel-sc:MentalSituations category gave me a
> nice (and in some cases humorous) list of Monopoly knock-offs. I tried
> finding such a list on the WWW with no luck <
> http://www.google.com/search?q=Monopoly%20knockoffs> . Kingsley tells me
> that Entity Rank [4] has to do with this, but I wonder whether this quality
> will stick as the cloud increases.
>
>
> References:
> [1] http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Longwell
> [2] http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/ <http://mqlx.com/%7Edavid/parallax/>
> [3] http://ec2.monrai.com:8890/facets
> [4] http://lod.openlinksw.com/fct/facet_doc.html
> [5] http://lod.openlinksw.com
> [6] http://cypher.monrai.com
>
> Enjoy,
>



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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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