Friday, 1 of August of 2014

Semantic Web browsers

This is a small set of Semantic Web browsers. Give them URIs and they allow you to follow and describe the links they include.

  • LOD Browser Switch (http://browse.semanticweb.org) – This is really a gateway to other Semantic Web browsers. Feed it a URI and it will create lists of URLs pointing to Semantic Web interfaces, but many of the URLs (Semantic Web interfaces) do not seem to work. Some of the resulting URLs point to RDF\ serialization converters
  • LodLive (http://en.lodlive.it) – This Semantic Web browser allows you to feed it a URI and interactively follow the links associated with it. URIs can come from DBedia, Freebase, or one of your own.
  • Open Link Data Explorer (http://demo.openlinksw.com/rdfbrowser2/) – The most sophisticated Semantic Web browser in this set. Given a URI it creates various views of the resulting triples associated with including lists of all its properties and objects, networks graphs, tabular views, and maps (if the data includes geographic points).
  • Quick and Dirty RDF browser (http://graphite.ecs.soton.ac.uk/browser/) – Given the URL pointing to a file of RDF statements, this tool returns all the triples in the file and verbosely lists each of their predicate and object values. Quick and easy. This is a good for reading everything about a particular resource. The tool does not seem to support content negotiation.

If you need some URIs to begin with, then try some of these:


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