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Re: AW: Visual exploration of linked data with the Information Workbench and Microsoft Pivot

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:00:04 -0400
Message-ID: <4BAD2054.3070807@openlinksw.com>
To: Peter Haase <peter.haase@fluidops.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org
Peter Haase wrote:
>> Peter Haase wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> we would like to announce a demonstrator showing Microsoft's Pivot as
>>>       
>> an
>>     
>>> interface for the visual exploration of linked data.
>>> The application uses Pivot as a frontend to the Information
>>>       
>> Workbench,
>>     
>>> integrating DBpedia and several other LOD data sets.
>>>
>>> Try it at http://iwb.fluidops.com/pivot
>>>
>>> Some key features are:
>>>
>>> - support for structured (SPARQL) and unstructured (keyword) queries
>>> - visual exploration and analysis of query results
>>> - query refinement and data exploration using pivot operations
>>>
>>> The demonstrator requires Microsoft Pivot, http://getpivot.com/.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Peter
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Peter,
>>
>> Nice stuff!
>>
>> Are you SPARQL endpoint agnostic? Or are you working with a specific
>> data set and sparql endpoint combination?
>>
>>
>>     
>
> Kingsley,
>
> It works with any SPARQL endpoint in principle, however, this demonstrator
> operates on a specific, centrally integrated data set.
> (primarily for performance/reliability reasons)
>
> Regards,
> Peter
>  
>
>
>   
Peter,

Are you able to implement a pattern similar to RelFinder where the 
SPARQL endpoints are configurable? We also do something similar re. our 
iSPARQL tool (i.e., have a list of known endpoints but leave the user 
with option to add others).

I've played around extensively with Pivot (your stuff and ours), so I am 
very interested in a loosely coupled solution.


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     
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Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 21:00:49 UTC

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