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Re: Google's structured seach talk / Google squared UI

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:02:29 -0500
Message-ID: <4D556BA5.5050301@openlinksw.com>
To: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
On 2/11/11 5:23 AM, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> Hi all,
> This talk might have been seen by some of you; but was certainly new 
> to me:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCSDOuqv1A&feature=autoshare 
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCSDOuqv1A&feature=autoshare>
> Much of this is an exploration of how google is making use of 
> freebase's underlying linked data to better understand what they are 
> crawling - deriving what something is by examining its attributes; and 
> automatically creating something like linked data from it.
> Additionally; it talks about Google squared - this tool appears to be 
> heavily powered by freebase data; as well as derived data from the 
> web. I was fairly impressed by the mix of understanding a user query 
> and rendering results as actual entities (one of the few non-facet 
> based UIs I have seen).
> For instance: "territorial authorities in new zealand"
> http://www.google.com/squared/search?q=territorial+authorities+in+new+zealand
> Whilst this is not using the typical linked data technology stack of 
> RDF, SPARQL, open licenced data, etc; it certainly shows you what can 
> be done with data in a graph structure; plus a UI which is a cross 
> between a spreadsheet and a search result.

Export the tabular data, lookup URIs from DBpedia, add to table, use 
angle brackets for URIs, de-normalize to 3-tuple structure (table with 
Reference values), and you have platform agnostic Linked Data. This 
resource can be ingested by anything that supports N-Triples :-)

Great example.

Of course folks can go down other unproductive routes, but be best 
assured, the guide above gets you to the finishing line quickly. In 
addition, it demonstrates the real power of Linked Data at InterWeb 
scale without any platform lock-in.

The game of Linked Data isn't about Lock-In. It's about Open Access to 
Linked Data Objects, leveraging the prowers of URIs as "Super Keys".



Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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