RKBExplorer.com: A Knowledge Driven Infrastructure for Linked Data Providers
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- Glaser H., Millard I.C., Jaffri A. (2008) RKBExplorer.com: A Knowledge Driven Infrastructure for Linked Data Providers. In: Bechhofer S., Hauswirth M., Hoffmann J., Koubarakis M. (eds) The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. ESWC 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5021. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
RKB Explorer is a Semantic Web application that is able to present unified views of a significant number of heterogeneous data sources. We have developed an underlying information infrastructure which is mediated by ontologies and consists of many independent triplestores, each publicly available through both SPARQL endpoints and resolvable URIs. To realise this synergy of disparate information sources, we have deployed tools to identify co-referent URIs, and devised an architecture to allow the information to be represented and used. This paper provides a brief overview of the system including the underlying infrastructure, and a number of associated tools for both knowledge acquisition and publishing.