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RE: [ANN] DBpedia Lookup

From: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:45:24 +0100
Message-ID: <180C011CD4FF654AB4B73A9A5AD7472C0A4FA4@aristoteles.zuhause.lan>
To: "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>, <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>, <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>

Hi Matthias,

It works with HTTP GET as well, see the web-service descriptions at [1]
and [2] (scroll down a bit).


[1] http://lookup.dbpedia.org/api/search.asmx?op=KeywordSearch
[2] http://lookup.dbpedia.org/api/search.asmx?op=PrefixSearch

Cheers,
Georgi

--
Georgi Kobilarov
Freie Universitšt Berlin
www.georgikobilarov.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Samwald [mailto:samwald@gmx.at]
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:13 PM
> To: Georgi Kobilarov; dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net;
public-
> lod@w3.org; semantic-web@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [ANN] DBpedia Lookup
> 
> I see that the web service is implemented with SOAP. As this service
> will
> mainly be used in light-weight web applications where autocompletion
is
> required, a simpler interface would be very helpful (i.e., a
REST-style
> service that works with simple HTTP GET requests).
> 
> Cheers,
> Matthias Samwald
> 
> DERI Galway, Ireland
> http://deri.ie/
> 
> Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution & Cognition Research, Austria
> http://kli.ac.at/
> 
> 
> 
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > DBpedia provides Linked Data URIs for 2.6 million things. However,
it
> > wasn't always easy in the past for other Linked Data publishers to
> find
> > a DBpedia URI.
> >
> > DBpedia Lookup [1] aims to fill that gap. It provides a service to
> find
> > the most-likely DBpedia URIs for a given keyword. The underlying
> > algorithm ranks DBpedia resources based on their relevance in
> Wikipedia
> > and includes synonyms into the index.
> >
> > Try the terms "Shakespeare", "EU", or "Cambridge" and see for
> yourself
> > if the results you'd expect show up at the top. The result ranking
is
> > different - and supposed to be more useful - than a simple full-text
> > search or SPARQL-Query with embedded regular expression for matching
> > labels.
> >
> > There is a web-service available at [2]. You can use the
> KeywordSearch
> > method for searching full terms (as you see at [1]), and the
> > PrefixSearch method for an autocompletion-style interface such as
the
> > one you see at [3]. The webservice returns a list of resource URIs
> with
> > English abstracts, dbpedia classes and categories.
> >
> > Feel free to use the service as you like. If you plan to use it in a
> > production system or to run a high-load batch process, please drop
me
> a
> > message to let me know. Thanks.
> >
> > I hope that DBpedia Lookup is useful for you, and I'd appreciate any
> > feedback.
> >
> > Many thanks to the semantic web folks at the BBC for their support
> and
> > feedback on the development of DBpedia Lookup.
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Georgi
> >
> >
> > [1] http://lookup.dbpedia.org
> > [2] http://lookup.dbpedia.org/api/search.asmx
> > [3] http://lookup.dbpedia.org/autocomplete.aspx
> >
> > --
> > Georgi Kobilarov
> > Freie Universitšt Berlin
> > www.georgikobilarov.com
> >
> >
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