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Re: Yet Another LOD cloud browser

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 14:00:22 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0905141200k6c7fff1dr172bc7933129f62f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, semantic-web@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi All,

FYI, I've now added support for 'reverse properties'. Just click Information
tab and then the 'reverse' button (far right of green bar) to see the
reverse properties of the resource in focus. (Remember to refresh your

For those interested, you can track future updates to the project here:

Blog: http://sdmonroe.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sdmonroe

Again, thanks for all your feedback!!


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> 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.
>> 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 <
>>> 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/><
>>> 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)
>>  David,
> Sherman's razrobase browser is using the REST API provided by the Virtuoso
> instance at: <http://lod.openlinksw.com>, all you have to do re.
> "Microsoft" is go there and type in pattern: Microsoft .
> Once you do that, you will see an initial Entity Ranked page of associated
> Entity URIs, text excerpts from literal values plus bars intidicating Entity
> Rank and Text pattern match frequencies that drive the ordering.  At this
> stage, assuming you don't already see the Entity URI for "Microsoft) you can
> pivot on: Type (razorbase:Category) or Poperties (razorbase:Information) to
> narrow the focus of your quest.
> The difference right now is that Sherman hasn't implemented the critical
> "retry" and "timeout" functionality that lie at the core of this system,
>  once  this is implemented our basic UI and his should produce similar
> results with the only variance that our UI resides inside Virtuoso while
> Razorbase is making RESTful calls from the outside :-)
> I hope this clarifies things.
> --
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen<http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com



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