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Re: natural language visual interface for SPARQL

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:37:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CABbsESfJNkQMouQYjEfQfP8LLA_eyH4GZ2ucHAV1gkKLtLLUsg@mail.gmail.com>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
Cc: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Paola,

You wrote...

*is there a visual input screen where the search/query values can be
entered/modified?*

You may like to run the example called *RDFQueryLangComparison1 *on our
site.  When you choose a question to ask, you get a window in which you can
open pull-down lists of suggested values to enter in order to focus the
question.

To run the example, please:

      1.  Point a Firefox or Chrome browser to
http://www.reengineeringllc.com

      2.  Click on Internet Business Logic

      3.  Click the GO button

      4.  Select *RDFQueryLangComparison1 *from the list in the middle of
the page

      5.  Check that the action at the top of the page says
            "Choose an agent and Go to its Question menu"

      6.  Click the Go button

      7.  You should now see a Question Menu

      8.  Click on the first sentence

      9.  You should now see a new window with an "Ask" button

      10. Click the Ask button (or optionally first open one of the
pulldown lists of values to focus the question)

      11. You should now see an Answer Table

      12. Click on "Go To the Question Menu" hold down the mouse button,
          select "Get an Explanation of the Selected Line" and release the
button

      13. You should now see a step-by-step explanation of how the system
          used the rules and facts in the example to get the answer

      14. Click on "Go to the Answer Page" hold down the mouse button,
          select "Go to View or Change the Agent" and release the button

      15. You should now see the application "program" that you have just
used.
          It's written in Executable English, and it's editable.
          (If you'd like to make changes, please make a copy first, using
the
           menu on the start page, then make changes only to your copy.)

      16. Please use the Help button on each page to see how to navigate
further

      17. The tutorials show how to write and run your own examples.

I hope this helps.  Thanks for comments and questions.


                                                    -- Adrian

Internet Business Logic
A Wiki and SOA Endpoint for Executable Open Vocabulary English Q/A over SQL
and RDF
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com
Shared use is free, and there are no advertisements

Adrian Walker
Reengineering

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thank you v much, Marco and Hugh
>
> I just recalled that I must have asked the same question before, and
> probably ask the same question at regular intervals (3-5 years?)
> (loop)
>
> Indeed Roberto Garcia mentioned he picked up on the request a while
> back (just remembered what is it that he and I talked about when we
> met) and we discussed briefly its design/ implementation in 2009. but
> it requires a download? thats not a web service  is it? (sorry I have
> reasons not to download stuff if possible)
>
> ... I d like to test the web service when it comes available... keep us
> informed
>
> HUGH
>
> the link you sent looks good (in the sense that i can see something
> and i can click on the links) but it looks like the output of a query
> rather than the input,
>
> how was this output obtained?
>
> is there a visual input screen where the search/query values can be
> entered/modified? (thats what I am looking for)
>
>
> thanks
>
> PDM
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Hi Marco,
> > Thanks for the shout out for rkbexplorer
> > I'm not sure it is the sort of thing Paola is talking about.
> > But in case you are interested we have a new user interface version of
> the RKB knowledge over at
> > http://www.dotac.info/explorer/
> > Best
> > Hugh
> >
> > On 18 Aug 2012, at 14:03, Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>
> >  wrote:
> >
> >> take a look at the Rhizomer tool
> >>
> >>
> http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Semantic-Web-Meetup/events/72935902/
> >>
> >> and the RKBExplorer
> >>
> >> http://www.rkbexplorer.com
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> I  have been thinking, why isnt there a web service that allows users
> >> to carry out supported sparql queries
> >> by having an HTML front end where users can simply input the variables
> >> as text, and let the service compose the query
> >>
> >> this would, in theory, enable anyone to query specific urls, or search
> >> open web via the usual search indexes for data published in OWL/RDF.
> >> or at least try
> >>
> >>  lot of interesting papers that tackle the subject, but no URL for
> >> such a web service
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=natural+language+interface+for+sparql+web+service&oq=natural+language+interface+for+sparql+web+service&gs_l=hp.3...59522.61537.2.61657.12.12.0.0.0.0.589.2703.0j4j1j1j2j1.9.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.4xjzkXaA4RQ&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=648acda22bf0fc4e&biw=1016&bih=626
> >>
> >> would this approach crack at least some of the SW challenges?
> >>
> >> anything already in the works that can be tested?
> >>
> >> any specific issues that should prevent this approach to be feasible?
> >>
> >>
> >> Thank you very much
> >>
> >> pdm
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> ---
> >> Marco Neumann
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> >>
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