Linked data query wizard: A novel interface for accessing sparql endpoints

Patrick Hoefler, Michael Granitzer, Eduardo Veas, Christin Seifert

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    Abstract

    In an interconnected world, Linked Data is more important than ever before. However, it is still quite difficult to access this new wealth of semantic data directly without having in-depth knowledge about SPARQL and related semantic technologies. Also, most people are currently used to con- suming data as 2-dimensional tables. Linked Data is by defi- nition always a graph, and not that many people are used to handle data in graph structures. Therefore we present the Linked Data Query Wizard, a web-based tool for displaying, accessing, filtering, exploring, and navigating Linked Data stored in SPARQL endpoints. The main innovation of the interface is that it turns the graph structure of Linked Data into a tabular interface and provides easy-to-use interaction possibilities by using metaphors and techniques from current search engines and spreadsheet applications that regular web users are already familiar with.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 8 Apr 20148 Apr 2014
    http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2014/

    Workshop

    Workshop7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web 2014
    Abbreviated titleLDOW 2014
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period8/04/148/04/14
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Linked Data
    • RDF Data Cube
    • SPARQL
    • User Interface

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