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Ann: Sig.ma EE available: on the fly entity data consolidation and browsing from your own chosen sources

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:17:02 +0100
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Dear all, Sig.ma Enterprise Edition (EE) is now available open source
from http://sig.ma . It can be deployed easily and merge the sources
you want both from Sindice and from your chosed LOD sources.

blog post excerpt follows


The original Sig.ma

The http://sig.ma service was created as a demonstration of live, on
the fly Web of Data mashup. Provide a query and Sig.ma will
demonstrate how the Web of Data is likely to contain surprising
structured information about it (pages that embed RDF, RDFa,
Microdata, Microformats)

By using the Sindice search engine Sig.ma allows a person to get a
(live) view of what’s on the “Web of Data” about a given topic. For
more information see our blog post. For academic use please cite
Sig.ma as in [1].

Introducing  Sig.ma Enterprise Edition (EE)

We’re happy today to introduce Sig.ma EE , a standalone, deployable,
customisable version of Sig.ma.

Sig.ma EE is deployed as a web application and will perform on the fly
data integration from both local data source and remote services
(including Sindice.com) ; just like Sig.ma but mixing your chosen
public and private sources.

Sig.ma EE currently supports the following data providers:

* SPARQL endpoints (tested on Virtuoso, 4store )
* YBoss + the Web (Uses YBoss to search then Any23 to get the data)
* Sindice (with optionally the ability to use Sindice Cache API for
fast parallel data collection)

It is very easy to customise visually and to implement new custom data
providers (e.g. for your relational or CMS data) by following
documentation provided with Sig.ma EE.

Want to give it a quick try? Sig.ma EE now also powers the service on
the http://sig.ma homepage so you can add a custom datasource (e.g.
your publicly available SPARQL endpoint) directly from the “Options”
menu you get after you search for something. It is very easy to
implement new custom data source (e.g. for your relational or web CMS
data) by implementing interfaces following the examples.

Sig.ma EE is open source and available for download. The standard
license under which Sig.ma EE is distributed is the GNU Affero General
Public License, version 3. Sig.ma EE is also available under a
commercial licence. Please contact us to discuss further.


Sig.MA EE is built with as part of the LOD2 project. http://lod2.eu
Call: FP7-ICT-2009-5

[1] Giovanni Tummarello, Richard Cyganiak, Michele Catasta, Szymon
Danielczyk, Renaud Delbru, Stefan Decker “Sig.ma: Live views on the
Web of Data”, Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents
on the World Wide Web – Volume 8, Issue 4, November 2010, Pages
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