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RE: DBpedia Relationship Finder Release 2

From: Peter F Brown <peter@pensive.eu>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:09:04 +0200
Message-ID: <1B2253B0359130439EA571FF30251AAE04499C@SBS.pensive.lan>
To: "Jens Lehmann" <lehmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Cc: "SW-forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>

I don't want to be a "party pooper" but you do your cause no good with the example that you cite "How are Leipzig and the Semantic Web related?" - this is just amateur nonsense to claim that there is any semantically significant link between the two through a path that depends on the place of death of JS Bach - it's just the perverted "seven degrees of separation" by another name. Now, if it had come up with something like:

[Leipzig] <---Venue---- [Annual "TopicMaps Research and Applications" conference] ----concerned with----> [Topic Maps] ----is a---> [semantic web technology] ----implements-----> [Semantic Web]

then you'd have my attention. Yes, I realise this currently depends on some flaky data in Wikipedia but it's maybe not a good idea to promote something that currently offers no real value...

Regards,

Peter
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-----Original Message-----
From: semantic-web-request@w3.org [mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jens Lehmann
Sent: 31 July 2007 03:57
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Subject: DBpedia Relationship Finder Release 2


Hello,

I'd like to announce the second version of the DBpedia Relationship
Finder, which can be found at:

http://wikipedia.aksw.org/relfinder/

It is a small application developed by Jörg Schüppel and me, which
explores the DBpedia [1] infobox dataset. It can answer questions like
"How are Leipzig and the Semantic Web related?" [2]. The Relationship
Finder provides an easy to use interface to explore the huge amount of
DBpedia data. The new version uses better algorithms, offers the
possibility to ignore objects and properties, and includes numerous
smaller improvements.

Best regards,

Jens Lehmann

PS: Apologies in advance if the server responses are somewhat slow.

[1]http://dbpedia.org
[2]http://wikipedia.aksw.org/relfinder/index.php?firstObject=Leipzig&secondObject=Semantic_Web&limit=1&maxdistance=10

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Dipl. Inf. Jens Lehmann
Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
http://www.jens-lehmann.org
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