Re: grlc turns your Linked Data queries into Linked Data APIs

Hi Pieter,

interesting ideas!

I just wanted to add Linked Data-Fu to the list, which allows to
specify link traversals in a Notation3 syntax in combination with
a SPARQL query processor.

We'll run a tutorial about the system and related ideas at ESWC [2].



On 01/26/17 16:13, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> Hi Albert,
> Nice work! With The DataTank [1] we also released a similar feature back
> in 2012 that takes SPARQL templates at its input, and describes its
> output using DCAT-AP, the right HTTP headers for e.g., caching, and
> supports content negotiation. Next to also BASIL, also LimeDS [2]
> provides similar functionality, as a data adapter connecting various
> interfaces using a visual interface.
> I like these kinds of frameworks as they bridge the gap between
> publishing data as interoperable as possible – for maximum reuse – and
> front-end developers that want an app on top of a number of triples.
> They form an abstraction layer which can be used by front-end developers
> to quickly create a UI on top of data without having the take into
> account an open world assumption. Such frameworks are great tools for
> digital signage providers [3] and similar type of reuse that needs
> simple views, to take away some of the processing from a low-end device.
> To that extent, I would find it interesting if in the same way we could
> create an abstraction framework for more complex user agents. E.g., user
> agents that combine different data sources by crawling Linked Data using
> LDQL [4], the Linked Data Fragments client [5] or for the Linked
> Connections client for public transit route planning[6]. While when the
> caches of these type of user agents are cold, an end-user might have to
> wait some time for an answer, when the caches are hot – not unthinkable
> when all your end-users are asking very similar questions – results are
> probably going to be very fast.
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
> [1]
> [2]
> [3] Back in 2012, I introduced The DataTank at this company and it did
> this trick well:
> [4]
> [5]
> [6]
> On 26-01-17 13:58, Albert Meroño Peñuela wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just letting you know that there is a public instance of grlc
>> available at [1]. No more hard-coded queries in your Linked Data
>> consuming applications!
>> grlc [5], inspired by tools like BASIL [4], is a small server that
>> converts your SPARQL queries into Linked Data APIs, automatically and
>> on the fly. To do this, it assumes that your SPARQL queries are
>> publicly available in a GitHub (or similar) repository. For example,
>> queries stored in have their
>> equivalent API at
>> (notice the user and repository names in the URIs). You can call API
>> endpoints by e.g.
>> Full details are described in this paper [2].
>> The latest additions include a docker-based deployment, parameter
>> enumerations, result pagination, and compatibility with #LD servers,
>> RDF dumps, and HTML+RDFa pages (besides SPARQL endpoints).
>> We would be pleased to hear from your experiences on using grlc: bugs,
>> performance, use cases, feature requests, etc. grlc's issue tracker
>> can be found at [3].
>> Thanks,
>> Albert
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>> [4]
>> [5]

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