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Re: Yet Another LOD cloud browser

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 14:02:22 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0905141202w13fa0b3dkb7ff7b9d94960adf@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, semantic-web@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
I forgot the link:
http://ec2.monrai.com:8890/facets/

-sherman

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> FYI, I've now added support for 'reverse properties'. Just click
> Information tab and then the 'reverse' button (far right of green bar) to
> see the reverse properties of the resource in focus. (Remember to refresh
> your browsers).
>
> For those interested, you can track future updates to the project here:
>
> Blog: http://sdmonroe.blogspot.com
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/sdmonroe
>
> Again, thanks for all your feedback!!
>
> Enjoy,
> -sherman
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:
>
>> David Huynh wrote:
>>
>>> Sherman,
>>>
>>> Good to see more faceted browsing work on LOD!
>>>
>>> Will you be considering showing actual data or is showing the schema your
>>> end goal? For example, I typed in "Microsoft", and I couldn't seem to get
>>> any information about Microsoft. I only saw that there are some other things
>>> related to Microsoft, e.g., people, but I couldn't see what those things are
>>> (e.g., specifically, such as Bill Gates). I'd like to show you what I mean
>>> but I can't seem to get a permanent link to the state of the app.
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> Sherman Monroe wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> Taking inspiration from Longwell[1] and Parallax[2], I present yet
>>>> another linked data browser[3]. It uses the Virtuoso Facets Web service API
>>>> [4] and runs against the public LOD cloud instance of Virtuoso [5]. I
>>>> believe such faceted search UIs could be a nice compromise between SPARQL
>>>> and a full-blown Cypher-based NL user interface[6].
>>>>
>>>> Feedback appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Hints:
>>>>
>>>> - Click a breadcrumb at the top to navigate your query path
>>>> - Click "Your query" to view the filter details, click the nodes there
>>>> to navigate the path, click the icons there to modify the filter
>>>> - Click the *green plus sign button* to add a filter
>>>> - Click the *blue undo button* to unbound a node value
>>>>
>>>> Notes:
>>>>
>>>> I was amazed in the many instances where I got better results from LOD
>>>> dataspace than from Google/Technorati/Wikipedia. For example, searching
>>>> Monopoly, then filtering to the /umbel-sc:MentalSituations/ category gave me
>>>> a nice (and in some cases humorous) list of Monopoly knock-offs. I tried
>>>> finding such a list on the WWW with no luck <
>>>> http://www.google.com/search?q=Monopoly%20knockoffs>. Kingsley tells me
>>>> that Entity Rank [4] has to do with this, but I wonder whether this quality
>>>> will stick as the cloud increases.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> References:
>>>> [1] http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Longwell
>>>> [2] http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/<http://mqlx.com/%7Edavid/parallax/><
>>>> http://mqlx.com/%7Edavid/parallax/>
>>>> [3] http://ec2.monrai.com:8890/facets
>>>> [4] http://lod.openlinksw.com/fct/facet_doc.html
>>>> [5] http://lod.openlinksw.com
>>>> [6] http://cypher.monrai.com
>>>>
>>>> Enjoy,
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -sherman
>>>>
>>>> I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your
>>>> soul prospers
>>>> (3 John 1:2)
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  David,
>>
>> Sherman's razrobase browser is using the REST API provided by the Virtuoso
>> instance at: <http://lod.openlinksw.com>, all you have to do re.
>> "Microsoft" is go there and type in pattern: Microsoft .
>>
>> Once you do that, you will see an initial Entity Ranked page of associated
>> Entity URIs, text excerpts from literal values plus bars intidicating Entity
>> Rank and Text pattern match frequencies that drive the ordering.  At this
>> stage, assuming you don't already see the Entity URI for "Microsoft) you can
>> pivot on: Type (razorbase:Category) or Poperties (razorbase:Information) to
>> narrow the focus of your quest.
>>
>> The difference right now is that Sherman hasn't implemented the critical
>> "retry" and "timeout" functionality that lie at the core of this system,
>>  once  this is implemented our basic UI and his should produce similar
>> results with the only variance that our UI resides inside Virtuoso while
>> Razorbase is making RESTful calls from the outside :-)
>>
>> I hope this clarifies things.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen<http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
>> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
>
> Thanks,
> -sherman
>
> I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul
> prospers
> (3 John 1:2)
>



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Thanks,
-sherman

I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul
prospers
(3 John 1:2)
Received on Thursday, 14 May 2009 19:03:09 GMT

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