There is a new functionality in PoolParty 5.5 that allows users to manage the skos:inScheme relationship of their concepts.
When you activate the skos:inScheme functionality for your PoolParty project you can create input data for SKOS Play! very easy. SKOS Play! is a free application that lets you render and visualize SKOS taxonomies in different formats (html, pdf) and different graphical representations (tree tabular, etc.).
With four steps you can generate such a representation based on PoolParty data: Continue reading
Things, not Strings
Entity-centric views on enterprise information and all kinds of data sources provide means to get a more meaningful picture about all sorts of business objects. This method of information processing is as relevant to customers, citizens, or patients as it is to knowledge workers like lawyers, doctors, or researchers. People actually do not search for documents, but rather for facts and other chunks of information to bundle them up to provide answers to concrete questions. Continue reading
In a previous blog post I have discussed the power of SPARQL to go beyond data retrieval to analytics. Here I look into the possibilities to implement a product recommender all in SPARQL. Products are considered to be similar if they share relevant characteristics, and the higher the overlap the higher the similarity. In the case of movies or TV programs there are static characteristics (e.g. genre, actors, director) and dynamic ones like viewing patterns of the audience. Continue reading
You have always thought that SPARQL is only a query language for RDF data? Then think again, because SPARQL can also be used to implement some cool analytics. I show here two queries that demonstrate that principle.