Re: Yet Another LOD cloud browser

Hi David,

Thanks, the Parallax and Piggybank visions really inspired me :)

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:48 PM, David Huynh <> wrote:

> Sherman,
> 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.

Sure, it's there. Try this query for Software licenses, genres, and
screenshots for Windows programs connected to
I added a permalink. Also, I added a 'back to results' link in case the user
get's lots in the properties viewer and category viewers (i.e. filter
viewers). Click the "Your query" link to see the query filter. Clicking the
nodes there let's you navigate the query. Also, the nodes on the breadcrumb
trail up top are clickable.


> David
> 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 <
>>>. 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]
>> [2] <><
>> [3]
>> [4]
>> [5]
>> [6]
>> Enjoy,
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> -sherman
>> I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your
>> soul prospers
>> (3 John 1:2)



I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul
(3 John 1:2)

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