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Interfaces to explore the LoD

From: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:59:03 -0300
Message-ID: <4A6F1237.3000609@inf.puc-rio.br>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Kingsley (and all)

Just a reminder - You can also explore the LoD, including 
http://lod.openlinksw.com, by adding the SPARQL endpoint address in 
Explorator ([1] has a short video and a link to the interface itself). 
Just (go Menu->Repositories) and add the URL for the endpoint.

It is capable of doing faceted navigation, set based navigation, and more.

We are in the process of upgrading the server to be able to support more 
concurrent users, but it's usable right now. Because of SPARQL server 
delays and timeouts, we have added a number of demo repositories locally 
as well (go Menu->Repositories); there is a local copy of the (older) 
DBPedia running on Virtuoso, locally.

Cheers
Daniel


[1] http://www.tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br/explorator

Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> ...
>
> Remember we have:
>
> 1. http://lod.openlinksw.com -- questionable UI, but based on the cost 
> of the UI, I guess we need to go honker down and fix the darn UI once 
> and for all
> 2. http://ec2.monrai.com:8890/facets/ -- alternative UI to the above
> 3. 
> http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/dataspace/dav/wiki/Main/VirtuosoFacetsWebService 
> -- API used by Razorbase to produce an alternative to our default UI
>> This as opposed to (on top of) the simple click and browse currently
>> offered which does nothing but mimiking the normal document web. (its
>> completely impossible to explain to anyone what the power is).
>> With sparallax this becomes clear, you can search via text, then
>> browse, refine link etc.
>>   
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:59:45 UTC

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