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Yet Another LOD cloud browser

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 12:42:14 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0905131042w459e058ep508775ff98b3fddb@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
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.


- 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


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
Kingsley tells me that Entity Rank [4] has to do with this, but I wonder
whether this quality will stick as the cloud increases.

[1] http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Longwell
[2] http://mqlx.com/~david/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




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(3 John 1:2)
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