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Re: Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

From: Joseph Montibello <Joseph.Montibello@dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 15:55:08 +0000
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CBDA9378.1C494%joseph.montibello@dartmouth.edu>
Hi all,

Can someone interpret this for me? I took a google search that has an
information box on the side that I think is what Google's referring to as
their knowledge graph.

http://bit.ly/googlelod

I started looking at it using a chrome extension, OpenLink Data Explorer.
I threw up a pdf of what I saw at

http://bit.ly/googlelod2

In that document, which lists out the triples found on the page, one of
the triples is as follows:

subject:         
search?hl=en&biw=1823&bih=850&q=jan+kerouac&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgVuLUz9U3M
CmoSEoHAO-WRMoNAAAA&sa=X&ei=Vhm1T83QD6me6AGgg7DfDw&sqi=2&ved=0CLwBEJsTKAA
predicate:     void:sparqlEndpoint
object:           sparql

Does anyone believe / can anyone confirm that this is an actual sparql
endpoint?  Sorry if I'm totally crazy here - very new to looking at linked
data in general, so I'm still feeling my way along.

Thanks,
Joe Montibello, MLIS
Library Systems Manager
Dartmouth College Library
603.646.9394
joseph.montibello@dartmouth.edu






On 5/17/12 11:22 AM, "Steve Harris" <steve.harris@garlik.com> wrote:

>On 2012-05-17, at 00:04, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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>On 5/16/12 6:55 PM, Bernard Vatant wrote:
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>Adrian
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>Don't dream of accessing the Google Knowledge Graph and query it through
>a SPARQL endpoint as you do for DBpedia. As every Google critical
>technological infrastructure, I'm afraid it will be well hidden under the
>hood, and accessible only through the search
> interface. If they ever expose the Graph objects through an API as they
>do for Gmaps, now THAT would be really great news.
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>Kingsley says they have Freebase, yes but Freebase stores only 22 million
>entities according to their own stats, which makes less than 5% of the
>overall figure, since Google claims 500 million nodes in the Knowledge
>Graph, and growing.  So I guess they have
> also DBpedia and VIAF and Geonames and you name it ... whatever open and
>structured they can put their hands on. Linked data stuff whatever the
>format.
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>Bernard
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>And it will be query accessible, this is something that's inevitable and
>unavoidable. This is the Web.
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>I doubt it. Google don't even allow API access to their search engine. I
>can still remember the days when they were a search company ;)
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>For them it's all about staying ahead of the competition so they can get
>more eyeballs on google ads, and more tracking data - interactions with
>humans basically - providing APIs to their graph data doesn't help that
>aim.
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>Doesn't mean they won't do it, but I don't think there's any reason for
>them to.
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>- Steve
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