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Re: Linked Data API

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:20:28 -0500
Message-ID: <4B86BF6C.2040504@openlinksw.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Nathan wrote:
> Leigh Dodds wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Yesterday, at the 2nd Linked Data London Meetup, Dave Reynolds, Jeni
>> Tennison and myself ran a workshop introducing some work we've been
>> doing around a "Linked Data API".
>> The API is intended to be a middle-ware layer that can be deployed
>> in-front of a SPARQL endpoint, providing the ability to create a
>> RESTful data access layer for accessing the RDF data contained in the
>> triple store. The middle-ware is configurable, and is intended to
>> support a range of different access patterns and output formats. "Out
>> of the box" the system provides delivery of the standard range of RDF
>> serialisations, as well as simple JSON and XML serializations for
>> descriptions of lists of resources. The API essentially maps
>> parameterized URLs to underlying SPARQL queries, mediating the content
>> negotiation of the results into a suitable format for the client.
>> The current draft specification is at:
>> http://purl.org/linked-data/api/spec
> If I may make a suggestion; I'd like you to consider including the
> formed SPARQL query in with the return; so that developers can get used
> to the language and see how similar to existing SQL etc etc..
> For all this middle-ware is needed in the interim and provides access to
> the masses, surely an extra chance to introduce developers to linked
> data / rdf / sparql is a good thing?
Of course!

ODBC / JDBC don't take SQL out of scope. Thus, the EAV graph model 
equivalent shouldn't take SPARQL out of scope.

Entity Framework doesn't take EntitySQL out of scope (this the less 
capable SPARQL equivalent in the ADO.NET realm).

> Regards,
> Nathan



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