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NITELIGHT: A Graphical Editor for SPARQL Queries

NITELIGHT: A Graphical Editor for SPARQL Queries
NITELIGHT: A Graphical Editor for SPARQL Queries
Query formulation is a key aspect of information retrieval, contributing to both the efficiency and usability of many semantic applications. A number of query languages, such as SPARQL, have been developed for the Semantic Web; however, there are, as yet, few tools to support end users with respect to the creation and editing of semantic queries. In this paper we present NITELIGHT, a graphical tool for semantic query design. NITELIGHT uses a Visual Query Language (VQL), called vSPARQL, which provides graphical formalisms for SPARQL query specification. NITELIGHT is a highly reusable Web-based component, and it can be easily embedded in a variety of different Web applications. This paper provides an overview of the NITELIGHT tool and the vSPARQL specification.
sparql, visual query system, semantic web, graphical query language, ontology, owl
Russell, Alistair
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Smart, Paul
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Russell, Alistair
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Smart, Paul
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Russell, Alistair and Smart, Paul (2008) NITELIGHT: A Graphical Editor for SPARQL Queries. 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008), Germany. 26 - 30 Oct 2008.

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Abstract

Query formulation is a key aspect of information retrieval, contributing to both the efficiency and usability of many semantic applications. A number of query languages, such as SPARQL, have been developed for the Semantic Web; however, there are, as yet, few tools to support end users with respect to the creation and editing of semantic queries. In this paper we present NITELIGHT, a graphical tool for semantic query design. NITELIGHT uses a Visual Query Language (VQL), called vSPARQL, which provides graphical formalisms for SPARQL query specification. NITELIGHT is a highly reusable Web-based component, and it can be easily embedded in a variety of different Web applications. This paper provides an overview of the NITELIGHT tool and the vSPARQL specification.

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Published date: 28 October 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 26th-30th October2008
Venue - Dates: 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008), Germany, 2008-10-26 - 2008-10-30
Keywords: sparql, visual query system, semantic web, graphical query language, ontology, owl
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 266258
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266258
PURE UUID: 9c391092-2b8a-4dc8-9e36-d400e5e1b2c6
ORCID for Paul Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 08 Sep 2008 21:35
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:49

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Author: Alistair Russell
Author: Paul Smart ORCID iD

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