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Re: Vocabulary browser requested

From: Philipp Heim <heim@interactivesystems.info>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:14:28 +0100
Message-ID: <493534B4.2010604@interactivesystems.info>
To: Andreas Langegger <al@jku.at>
CC: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetil@kjernsmo.net>, public-lod@w3.org, "Michael Lang(Jr.)" <michaelallenlang@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Greg Milbank <gregmilbank@revelytix.com>

Hi Andy,

we are currently working on a RDF browser that supports user's 
understanding of available properties for further exploration. We call 
our browser gFacet because of the combination of graph-based 
visualization and faceted filtering techniques. If you are interested 
have a look at www.gFacet.org <http://www.gFacet.org>

The demo on the webpage is limited to a dummy dataset but we are working 
on a version that allows browsing dbpedia.

I look forward to get your opinion!

Cheers Phil

Andreas Langegger schrieb:
> Hi,
> thanks for all the hints! I like the schemaweb, because it uses a 
> crawler, but also like the other more "publisher"-oriented tools. I 
> was looking for a more user-oriented tool.
> Basically we have to options to access a LOD dataset: browsing (thats 
> what typically people do at the moment) or by SPARQL (what I'm doing). 
> If you go for SPARQL, you usually don't have a glue how the graph 
> behind looks like. That's why I would like to have some vocab browser 
> which helps me to get some more glue which properties I can use in my 
> query...
> What I'm looking for is some more graphical or intuitive view on 
> vocabularies around probably in some clusterd manner. On the one hand 
> I would like to have a web-scale clustered view, on the other hand a 
> view just generated from some SPARQL endpoint.
> Some vocabs are not interlinked (so different cluster here), others 
> heavily - either by vocab concepts explicitly like RDFS domain/range 
> pointing to external classes, sub-classing, equivalent property/class, 
> etc. or implicitly by poeple using the different vocabs. By implicitly 
> I mean, vocabs where the T-Box has no assertions but people typically 
> use it that way, especially in the RDF-only way (without RDFS and 
> explicit classes).
> AndyL
> On Dec 1, 2008, at 10:14 PM, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
>> On Monday 01 December 2008, Michael Lang(Jr.) wrote:
>>> www.Knoodl.com is a web-based, vocabulary browser/editor which
>>> supports all that you ask for.  It is publicly hosted and is free to
>>> use.  Let me know if you would like any more information.
>> Oh, that's really cool!
>> One thing I'd like to see is a comprehensive repository of vocabularies,
>> sort of like http://www.schemaweb.info/ (which is a bit too sleepy for
>> comfort).
>> So, I was wondering if it might make sense if you crawl and index
>> vocabularies and make them available read-only in the case where they
>> reside outside of Knoodl?
>> Cheers,
>> Kjetil
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