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RE: soliciting your favorite (public) SPARQL queries!

From: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:11:35 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F072DF906@nemo.talis.local>
To: "Lee Feigenbaum" <lee@thefigtrees.net>, <public-sparql-dev@w3.org>, <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: "Andreas Blumauer \(Semantic Web Company\)" <a.blumauer@semantic-web.at>

Hey Lee,

Great - looking forward to seeing the finished product :)

On a related note, Andreas Blumauer and I were talking a while back
about running a site for "SPARQL Query of the Day|Month". FTR, it was
Andreas's idea, but a really good one IMHO. We never got the chance to
take this any further, and I don't know if anything else like this is
currently in progress, but perhaps you would consider feeding the
results of your survey/request into such a site? Am sure Andreas would
still be keen to pursue this idea, and AndyS may even donate a
subdirectory or subdomain at sparql.org for the site ;)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-lod-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Lee Feigenbaum
> Sent: 21 August 2008 06:58
> To: public-sparql-dev@w3.org; public-lod@w3.org
> Subject: soliciting your favorite (public) SPARQL queries!
> Hi everyone,
> I'm putting together a "SPARQL by Example" tutorial, which 
> is, as the name suggests, a step-by-step introduction to 
> SPARQL taught almost entirely through complete, runnable 
> SPARQL queries.
> So far, I've gathered a great deal of example queries myself, 
> but I know that many subscribers to these lists probably have 
> favorite queries of their own that you might be willing to 
> share with me.
> I'm looking for:
> 1) SPARQL queries
> 2) ...that can be run by anyone (no private data sets) 
> 3a)...either by running the query against a public SPARQL 
> endpoint 3b)...or by using a public SPARQL endpoint that will 
> fetch HTTP-accessible RDF data (e.g. sparql.org or 
> demo.openlinksw.com)
> 4) ...that answers a real* question
> 5) ...and that is fun!**
> * real is in the eye of the beholder, I imagine, but I'm not 
> looking for
>   "finds the predicates that relate ex:s and ex:o in this 
> sample RDF graph"
> ** fun is also in the eye of the beholder. fun can be a query 
> on fun data; a clever query that may illustrate a particular 
> SPARQL construct ("trick"); a query that integrates 
> interesting information; a query with surprising results; etc.
> thanks to anyone who is able to contribute!
> Lee
> PS I plan to make the tutorial slides available online under 
> an appropriate CC license once they are completed.
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:43:22 UTC

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