GoRelations: an Intuitive Query System for DBPedia (and LOD)

Lushan Han and Tim Finin

November 15, 2011

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semantic web

Users need better ways to explore linked open data collections and obtain information from it. Using SPARQL requires not only mastering its syntax and semantics but also understanding the RDF data model, the ontology used by the DBpedia, and URIs for entities of interest. Natural language question answering systems solve the problem, but these are still subjects of research. We are developing a compromise approach in which non-experts specify a graphical “skeleton” for a query and annotate it with freely chosen words, phrases and entity names. The combination reduces ambiguity and allows us to reliably produce an interpretation that can be translated into SPARQL.



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Past Projects

  1. Graph of Relations


  1. (Event) Semantic Web Meetup has PowerPoint slides (Resource) GoRelations: an Intuitive Query System for DBPedia (and LOD)