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Re: ANN: Sparallax! - Browse sets of things together (now those on your SPARQL endpoint)

From: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:19:46 +0200
Message-ID: <4A7076A2.6080203@dfki.de>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>, Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
rocks, thats what I call a nice hack.

a great idea - you are near the middle of the lod cloud, man :-)

best
Leo

btw "rock", looking for sean connery and wanting to display all his 
movies "on a map",
google maps says, you are using a "another man's" google maps api key 
and shows funny messageboxes
(ahem :-)
that should be easy to fix :-)


It was Alan Ruttenberg who said at the right time 28.07.2009 03:49 the 
following words:
> Congratulations on doing this, and thanks! Parallax is an excellent
> experiment in browsing and I'm excited seeing work has been done to
> bring it to semweb use.
>
> Regards,
> Alan
>
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Giovanni
> Tummarello<giovanni.tummarello@deri.org> wrote:
>   
>> Dear Semi Structured Data Enthusiasts,
>>
>> we are today pleased to announce version 1 of Sparallax
>>
>> Sparallax is an adaptation of the  FreeBase Parallax to use SPARQL endpoints.
>>
>> Thanks to a proxy and query translation modules (SPARQL to MQL and
>> results translated back), Sparallax is minimally invasive to the
>> original code of Freebase Parallax and will be maintained in parallel
>> in the same SVN repository.
>>
>> Due to requirements of query functionalities and aggregates, Sparallax
>> currently only works on Virtuoso SPARQL endpoints. (do other
>> triplestores have aggregates? if so please let us know and we'll try
>> to support other syntaxes as well)
>>
>> Sparallax allows faceted browsing of very large and complex SPARQL
>> datasets. More than this it allows moving from sets of resources to
>> other sets which are related through properties
>>
>> Try sparallax on our test datasets or put just the URL of your SPARQL
>> endpoint (but make sure you have materialized your RDFs triples, it's
>> needed)
>>
>> http://sparallax.deri.ie/
>>
>> (please dont forget to visit the original parallax site, to watch that
>> original screencast in case you didn't already)
>>
>> Big thanks to David Huynn for the support
>> All credits must go to Nishant Jaint (Development) and Michele Catasta
>> (Supervision)
>>
>> Giovanni
>>
>>
>>     
>
>
>   


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