[foaf-protocols] P2P FOAF search

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Tue Jun 9 15:39:38 CEST 2009

Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Luke Maurits<luke at maurits.id.au> wrote:
> yes, I agree that this is well-suited to having a number of
> specialists that have a good list of data
> we have a few already, examples include
> qdos
> sindice
> swse (deri)
> google search api
> any other examples in the LOD cloud?
In addition to the above, you have the LOD Cloud Cache (majority of all 
the data you see in the LOD cloud pictorial) we offer at:

http://lod.openlinksw.com .

All you have to do is decide which route you want to take en route to 
finding stuff:

1. Full Text Patterns
2. URI Lookup by Resource Label
3. URI Lookup by URL character sequence

Once you find what you want (note our use of Entity Ranking and Text 
Pattern frequencies for ordering) you will notice that the URIs are all 
intact (it is a cache after all) so you can de-reference using an Linked 
Data aware user agent, or simply explore the Cache in our particular 
data space.

You should need more than two fundamental steps to find what you want 
since you can disambiguate along the following axis (note the 
"Navigation Section" which is for pivoting):

1. Entity Type
2. Entity Properties

Most important of all, you also have:

1. SPARQL endpoint
2. Higher Level REST API for Faceted Search & Find  (follow the "About" 
link for details)
3. Statistics for the instance and for an particular Entity of Interest 
(this includes: sameAs, IFPs, Graph IRIs, and even Graph Groups).

This live instance already has already passed the 5 Billion Triples 
mark. Also, a newer and more up to data instance will come online in the 
next day or so.



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com

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