A crucial factor in the adoption of the Web of Data consists in the possibility of obtaining access to the published resources. However, this access is not always simple, constrained by languages and templates that are sub-optimal for application development. As a consequence, recent initiatives such as EasierRDF are strongly pushing the proposal of new solutions for making Semantic data on the Web developer friendly.
The goal of this tutorial is to give participants sufficient knowledge for: understanding the landscape of mature, production-ready and industry-grade technological solutions for publishing Web APIs on top of RDF datasets; republishing RDF data through Web API, for increasing the use and adoption of RDF datasets, even outside the Semantic Web community; retrieving data from SPARQL endpoints in a more practical format to be used in small proofs-of-content, living software or interactive notebooks (i.e. Jupyter), minimising the effort for accessing data.
This tutorial will take place on November 2nd, 2020 on Zoom. The participants will receive the link from the conference organisers.
The schedule is the following, in GMT (Greenwich) Timezone :
|9.00 - 9.10||Introduction|
|9.10 - 9.30||Overview: libraries for accessing RDF data|
|9.30 - 10.00||SPARQL Transformer|
|10.00 - 10.20||SPARQL Transformer hands-on|
|10.20 - 10.40||break|
|10.40 - 11.00||Overview: Web API for RDF|
|11.00 - 11.20||grlc|
|11.20 - 11.40||grlc hands-on|
|11.40 - 11.50||SPARQL Transformer and grlc|
|11.50 - 12.00||Discussion and closing|
This tutorial is directed to anyone who works with RDF data and SPARQL, and in particular is interested in providing quick access to the data and/or Web APIs on top of them. We assume that most participants will be familiar with basic Semantic Web technologies (RDF, SPARQL). For the hands-on session, the participants are expected to bring a laptop with a web browser installed.
The tutorial aims to provide them a general know-how and practical information for developing Web APIs on top of SPARQL endpoints.
- Pasquale Lisena, Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Tobias Kuhn and Raphaël Troncy. Easy Web API Development with SPARQL Transformer. In 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Auckland, New Zealand, October 26-30, 2019.
- Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Rinke Hoekstra.
grlcMakes GitHub Taste Like Linked Data APIs. In The Semantic Web – ESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 – June 2, 2016.
Photo credit: Thomas Claveirole