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Re: [ANN] Uberblic Search API

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:44:01 +0100
To: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <1279705441.2386.35.camel@dave-desktop>
Hi Georgi,

Does that mean you are back on the lists? :)

Great API - congratulations!

A suggestion would be to add some form of disambiguating description to
the keyword completion. If I type "Scarlet" then the completion options
look something like:

   Scarlett
   Scarlett Johansson
   Scarlett Johansson
   Scarlett
   Scarlett
   Scarlett Johansson
   ...
   Scarlett Johansson

Each of the four Johansson entries seems to bring up a different display
but it's hard to work out which is the right one to use and the order is
unpredictable.

Cheers,
Dave

On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 10:48 +0200, Georgi Kobilarov wrote: 
> Hello,
> 
> there's a new Uberblic Search API [1] which aims to make the life easier for
> developers who want to build tagging & search interfaces on top of the
> uberblic data repository. Or who want a Search API with just a little
> semantics for finding named entites in data sources like Wikipedia,
> Geonames, Foursquare, Musicbrainz, ...
> 
> The API supports simple lookup queries, but also a bit more "semantic"
> queries. It's like my lookup.dbpedia.org service on steroids...
> 
> 
> Looking for the URI of the company Starbucks as defined in Wikipedia? 
> "source:[enwikipedia] type:[uo:Company] Starbucks"
> 
> Or, you know, that movie with Bill Murray and Scarlett ... what's her last
> name?
> "type:[uo:Film] starring:[Bill Murray] starring:[Scarlett]"
> 
> The API supports type-ahead / autocomplete interfaces as well.
> So if you want an autocomplete-enabled search box for Bill Murray movies,
> just prefix your query with 
> "type:[uo:Film] starring:[Bill Murray]" 
> 
> Try it out by copying that query into the search box at
> http://platform.uberblic.org and start typing movie names... 
> 
> 
> Read more about the new API and let me know what you think:
> http://uberblic.org/2010/07/uberblic-search-api-just-enough-semantics/
> 
> 
> Best,
> Georgi
> 
> 
> [1] http://uberblic.org/developers/apis/search/
> 
> --
> Georgi Kobilarov
> Uberblic Labs Berlin
> http://kobilarov.com
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 09:44:37 UTC

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