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Contd. RelFinder - Version 1.0 released

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:15:30 -0400
Message-ID: <4B9E5D22.1020406@openlinksw.com>
To: Steffen Lohmann <steffen.lohmann@uni-duisburg-essen.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, Timo Stegemann <timo.stegemann@uni-due.de>, Philipp Heim <philipp.heim@vis.uni-stuttgart.de>, Virtuoso Users <virtuoso-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Steffen Lohmann wrote:
> Thanks Kingsley,
> I quickly added URIBurner as a dataset but cannot see the added value 
> w.r.t. the RelFinder - your Google-Apple example produces mainly 
> "seeAlso" links, which are not that helpful to discover new 
> relationships. Here is the link with the parameters:
> http://relfinder.semanticweb.org/RelFinder.swf?obj1=R29vZ2xlfGh0dHA6Ly9kYnBlZGlhLm9yZy9yZXNvdXJjZS9Hb29nbGU=&obj2=QXBwbGV8aHR0cDovL2RicGVkaWEub3JnL3Jlc291cmNlL0FwcGxl&name=VVJJQnVybmVy&abbreviation=YnVybmVy&description=QSBzZXJ2aWNlIHRoYXQgZGVsaXZlcnMgUkRGLWJhc2VkIHN0cnVjdHVyZWQgZGVzY3JpcHRpb25zIG9mIFdlYiBhZGRyZXNzYWJsZSByZXNvdXJjZXMgKGRvY3VtZW50cyBvciByZWFsIHdvcmxkIG9iamVjdHMpIGluIGEgdmFyaWV0eSBvZiBmb3JtYXRzIHRocm91Z2ggR2VuZXJpYyBIVFRQIFVSSXMu&endpointURI=aHR0cDovL3VyaWJ1cm5lci5jb20vc3BhcnFs&isVirtuoso=dHJ1ZQ==&useProxy=dHJ1ZQ==&autocompleteURIs=aHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC8wMS9yZGYtc2NoZW1hI2xhYmVs&imageURIs=aHR0cDovL3htbG5zLmNvbS9mb2FmLzAuMS9kZXBpY3Rpb24=&linkURIs=aHR0cDovL3htbG5zLmNvbS9mb2FmLzAuMS9wYWdl&maxRelationLegth=Mg== 
> Once again a demonstration that variety of link types is a big 
> challenge when automatically generating RDF data (link variety is 
> indeed important for the RelFinder).
> Anyways - thanks for the pointer. We are generally interest in 
> integrating further datasets to the RelFinder's default installation 
> (as long as they produce valuable relationships). Further ideas and 
> links are welcome!
> Steffen
I've just done a few things:

1. Added a gr:BusinessEntity triples for both Apple and Google
2. Sponged the DBpedia hosted descriptions of both
3. Used the FILTER feature of Relfinder to remove seeAlso links from the 
mix .

When you refresh the URL above, I hope you see some aspect of what my 
initial response and euphoria was about re. progressively generated and 
enhances Linked Data Spaces.

More than anything else, in my world view, Linked Data is about:

1. Loose coupling of Information and Data
2. Ability to explore data relations through your own Context Lenses 
across their various dimensions.

The steps above reduce the cost of "Subjectivity" and "Myopia", two 
things that always benefit from Information bearing resources that don't 
provide routes to their data sources.
Remember, information is "data in context", and it's inherently 
subjective :-)

BTW - even if RelFinder only had seeAlso links, re. my original 
comments, don't you see how the graph exposes erstwhile invisible data 
or serendipitously unveils other relevant things (again very much 
dependent on the context of the beholder). In my case, I found the 
keynote-speakers node interesting (amongst others).


> -- 
> Kingsley Idehen schrieb:
>> Steffen,
>> Very cool!
>> Please add: http://uriburner.com/sparql to the default list of SPARQL 
>> endpoints. The effect of doing this ups the implications of this tool 
>> exponentially! Try it yourself e.g. Google to Apple (use the DBpedia 
>> URIs).
>> The density of the graph, the response time provide quite an 
>> experience to the user (especially a Linked Data neophyte).
>> Notes about URIBurner:
>> 1. Quad Store is populated progressively with contributions by anyone 
>> that uses the service to seek structured descriptions of an HTTP 
>> accessible resource via ODE bookmarklets, browser extensions, or 
>> SPARQL FROM Clause that references external Data Sources
>> 2. As part of the graph construction process it not only performs RDF 
>> model transformation (re. non RDF data sources); it also performs LOD 
>> cloud lookups and joins, ditto across 30+ Web 2.0 APIs
>> 3. Anyone with a Virtuoso installation that enables the RDF Mapper 
>> VAD (which is how the Sponger Middleware is packaged) ends up with 
>> their own personal or service specific variant of URIBurner.
>> Again, great stuff, this tool is going to simplify the message, a lot 
>> re., Linked Data and its penchant for serendipitous discovery of 
>> relevant things.



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