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Re: Announcing: Search DBpedia.org - Explore Linked Data

From: Damian Steer <damian.steer@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:58:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4630CC28.6050805@hp.com>
To: Georgi Kobilarov <gkob@gmx.de>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

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Georgi Kobilarov wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi Georgi, thanks for this. Looks very useful.

> exploring the DBpedia [1] dataset and its linked data wasn't really
> easy and intuitive to developers and end users.
> To solve this problem was my primary object when I started
> development of a combined search application and data browser.
> 
> The first prototype is now publicly available at
> http://dbpedia.org/search/
> 
> It features full text search, faceted browsing, result
> classification and much more.

I'm not sure where the faceted browsing is. Could you provide an
example? Navigating around I only see links to resources (effectively)
or search results.

> Being a first prototype, there are some open issues and
> performance limitations, but I hope you get the idea of bringing
> together usability and structured data.
> 
> I've posted a short introduction of the project to my blog at [2]
> 
> I highly appreciate feedback and ideas for further improvements.

I think the backend has a bug somewhere, incidentally (presumably not
your fault). Unicode characters are showing up as e.g.
"\u0726\u072A\u0722\u0723" [1].

Good luck with this.

Damian

[1] <http://dbpedia.org/search/Details.aspx?Resource=France>, under
alternatename.
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