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Re: natural language visual interface for SPARQL

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:40:23 +0000
To: "<paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>" <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BD3973F9-DAAB-46E3-BCF0-7C0F44987006@soton.ac.uk>

On 18 Aug 2012, at 19:03, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Hugh
> 
> (while trying out the other services offered)
> 
> 
>>> how was this output obtained?
>> It's the outputs of shitloads of queries.
> 
> thanks a lot,  looks neat and simple, and hides complexity, which is good.
Thanks - you recognised the aim.
> 
> thinking of some kind of middle layer to simplify and some extent
> perhaps automate the complexity of the querying task, so that it does
> not require a highly skilled and experienced individual to put
> together a dynamic output
> 
> 
>> It accesses lost of services (http://www.rkbexplorer.com/services/), each of which makes perhaps many 1000s of queries, URI resolutions, and other logic, often of 100s (even 1000s) of sameAs URIs per resource.
>> And of course there is a complex caching system, etc. behind it, for performance reasons.
> 
> 
> can an interface be created to guide an inexperienced user to
> articulate this complexity and automate the process of publishing some
> dynamic output that you show
I can sort of begin to imagine how it might be done, but it would be quite hard work.
And so I can't make the business case to do it - not least because I don't have any customers who would pay for that at the moment, but do have customers who pay for us to do the configuration.
One day, perhaps.

Best
> 
> thinking  expert system in the web service domain
> 
> PDM
> 
>>> 
>>> is there a visual input screen where the search/query values can be
>>> entered/modified? (thats what I am looking for)
>> As I thought - it isn't what you are looking for.
>> 
>> Best
>> Hugh
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 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
>>>>> KONA
>>>>> 
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>>>> 
>> 
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