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Re: Yet Another LOD cloud browser

From: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 21:48:11 -0700
Message-ID: <4A0BA28B.60405@alum.mit.edu>
To: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>

Good to see more faceted browsing work on LOD!

Will you be considering showing actual data or is showing the schema 
your end goal? For example, I typed in "Microsoft", and I couldn't seem 
to get any information about Microsoft. I only saw that there are some 
other things related to Microsoft, e.g., people, but I couldn't see what 
those things are (e.g., specifically, such as Bill Gates). I'd like to 
show you what I mean but I can't seem to get a permanent link to the 
state of the app.


Sherman Monroe wrote:
> 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.
> Hints:
> - 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
> Notes:
> 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 luck 
> <http://www.google.com/search?q=Monopoly%20knockoffs>. Kingsley tells 
> me that Entity Rank [4] has to do with this, but I wonder whether this 
> quality will stick as the cloud increases.
> References:
> [1] http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Longwell
> [2] http://mqlx.com/~david/parallax/ <http://mqlx.com/%7Edavid/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
> Enjoy,
> -- 
> Thanks,
> -sherman
> I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your 
> soul prospers
> (3 John 1:2)
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