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Re: The Power of Virtuoso Sponger Technology

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:28:40 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD9D498.5040100@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
I don't think so, because this would require that Sindice crawled the 
whole regular web and checked the Spongers for each URL (sic!).

Juan Sequeda wrote:
> Does Sindice crawl this (or any other semantic web search engines)?
> Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
> Dept. of Computer Sciences
> The University of Texas at Austin
> www.juansequeda.com
> www.semanticwebaustin.org
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 4:24 AM, Martin Hepp (UniBW) <
> hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
>
>   
>> Dear all:
>>
>> I just found out that the Virtuoso Sponger technology is even more
>> powerful than I thought.
>>
>> Briefly: "Spongers" create rich GoodRelations (and other RDF) meta-data
>> for existing Web pages on-the-fly. Other than traditional
>> screen-scraping approaches, Spongers reuse public APIs and other
>> techniques, so the data is of unprecedented degree of structure.
>>
>> Now, this can be directly used in arbitrary queries... by simply using
>> the URI of the *existing* HTML Web page in the FROM clause of a SPARQL
>> query.
>>
>> Example:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.amazon.com/Semantic-Web-Real-World-Applications-Industry/dp/0387485309
>>
>> is a Web page in plain HTML offering a book. Amazon does not yet produce
>> GoodRelations meta-data on their pages.
>>
>> If you go to
>>
>>    http://uriburner.com/sparql
>>
>> and paste the URI in the "Default Graph URI " field and select "Retrieve
>> remote RDF for all missing source graphs", then a query like
>>
>>   "SELECT * WHERE {?s ?p ?o} LIMIT 50"
>>
>> returns a fully-fledged GoodRelations description for that page - as if
>> Amazon was already supporting GoodRelations for each of its > 4 million
>> items!
>>
>> There are spongers for BestBuy, eBay, Zillow, and many other types of
>> resources.
>>
>> Wow!
>>
>> Congrats to Kingsley and his team!
>>
>> Best wishes
>>
>> Martin Hepp
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>> martin hepp
>> e-business & web science research group
>> universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen
>>
>> e-mail:  hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
>> phone:   +49-(0)89-6004-4217
>> fax:     +49-(0)89-6004-4620
>> www:     http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/ (group)
>>         http://www.heppnetz.de/ (personal)
>> skype:   mfhepp
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>>
>> Check out GoodRelations for E-Commerce on the Web of Linked Data!
>> =================================================================
>>
>> Webcast:
>> http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/webcast/
>>
>> Recipe for Yahoo SearchMonkey:
>> http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations_and_Yahoo_SearchMonkey
>>
>> Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009:
>> "Semantic Web-based E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"
>>
>> http://www.slideshare.net/mhepp/semantic-webbased-ecommerce-the-goodrelations-ontology-1535287
>>
>> Overview article on Semantic Universe:
>>
>> http://www.semanticuniverse.com/articles-semantic-web-based-e-commerce-webmasters-get-ready.html
>>
>> Project page:
>> http://purl.org/goodrelations/
>>
>> Resources for developers:
>> http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations
>>
>> Tutorial materials:
>> CEC'09 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce: A Hands-on
>> Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey
>>
>> http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/Web_of_Data_for_E-Commerce_Tutorial_IEEE_CEC%2709
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     
>
>   

-- 
--------------------------------------------------------------
martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

e-mail:  hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
phone:   +49-(0)89-6004-4217
fax:     +49-(0)89-6004-4620
www:     http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/ (group)
         http://www.heppnetz.de/ (personal)
skype:   mfhepp 
twitter: mfhepp

Check out GoodRelations for E-Commerce on the Web of Linked Data!
=================================================================

Webcast:
http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/webcast/

Recipe for Yahoo SearchMonkey:
http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations_and_Yahoo_SearchMonkey

Talk at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009: 
"Semantic Web-based E-Commerce: The GoodRelations Ontology"
http://www.slideshare.net/mhepp/semantic-webbased-ecommerce-the-goodrelations-ontology-1535287

Overview article on Semantic Universe:
http://www.semanticuniverse.com/articles-semantic-web-based-e-commerce-webmasters-get-ready.html

Project page:
http://purl.org/goodrelations/

Resources for developers:
http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations

Tutorial materials:
CEC'09 2009 Tutorial: The Web of Data for E-Commerce: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey 
http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/Web_of_Data_for_E-Commerce_Tutorial_IEEE_CEC%2709
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