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Re: Interfaces to explore the LoD

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:42:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4A701998.3010600@openlinksw.com>
To: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
CC: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Daniel Schwabe wrote:
> 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

Noted.

BTW - Do you have a screencast demo anywhere?

Kingsley


>
> 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.
>>>   
>
>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 09:43:37 UTC

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