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Re: [ANN] DBpedia Lookup

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:57:35 +0100
Message-ID: <49941CBF.7020009@danbri.org>
To: Georgi Kobilarov <georgi.kobilarov@gmx.de>
Cc: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org

On 12/2/09 13:45, Georgi Kobilarov wrote:
> 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

Did you consider using a subset of SPARQL resultset format for the 
results? (json / xml) ... even if there is not a "real" SPARQL service 
behind the links?

cheers,

Dan
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 12:58:18 UTC

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