SPARQL tutorial

  • February 29, 2012 · 6:00 PM
  • BC Cancer Research Institute

 

 

Abstract:
RDF (Resource Description Framework) is a language for data description that is the basis of the Semantic Web.  RDF imagines data as a graph in which individuals (nodes) are related to each other by way of predicates (edges). This graph can be interrogated using the SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language, which allows the user to specify combinations of required and optional graph patterns.  This tutorial will introduce SPARQL as a means to query local and remote RDF data, with concrete examples provided using the platform-independent ARQ toolkit.  Query federation among multiple data sources will also be discussed, with concrete examples provided using SWObjects.

Bio:

Luke McCarthy is a programmer who has been working on Semantic Web-related projects for five years, most recently as the lead developer of SADI (Semantic Automated Discovery and Integration), a framework for building Semantic Web Services.

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  • Patricia Foster

    Thank you for the workshop, it was interesting to see what parts I was able to understand (I'm not a programmer). Would like introductions at the beginning of the session. :-)

    March 1, 2012

  • Melanie Courtot

    The SPARQL tutorial is online at http://elmonline.ca/sw/sparql/­, or the source is in GitHub at https://github.com/elmccarthy/In...­.  People who want to grab the queries and data all at once so they can run them locally can grab the zip file from GitHub: https://github.com/elmccarthy/In...­
    Helena's SWObjects tutorial is online at http://sites.google.com/site/sw...­ Thanks again to Luke for a very interesting meetup!

    March 1, 2012

  • Melanie Courtot

    Hi Valerie: Luke mentioned he will be posting the material. We will add the link here and on our G+ page gplus.to/vancouversemweb when available. Thanks for the interest!

    February 15, 2012

  • Valerie Cross

    I will not be able to attend physically but is there some way to get the tutorial materials. Thank you for your time

    February 15, 2012

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