The Highway to Queryable Linked Data: Self-Describing Web APIs with Varying Features

Laurens De Vocht, Miel Vander Sande, Joachim Van Herwegen, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle
2015 International Semantic Web Conference  
Making Linked Data queryable on the Web is not an easy task for publishers, for technical and logistical reasons. Can they afford to offer a endpoint, or should they offer an or data dump instead? And what technical knowledge is needed for that? This demo presents a user-friendly pipeline to compose s for Linked Datasets, consisting of a customizable set of reusable features, e.g., Triple Pattern Fragments, substring search, membership metadata, etc. These s indicate their supported features in
more » ... hypermedia responses, so that clients can discover which server-provided functionality they understand, and divide the evaluation of queries accordingly between client and server. That way, publishers can determine the complexity of the resulting , and thus the maximal set of server tasks. This demo shows how publishers can easily set up an with this pipeline, and demonstrates the client-side execution of federated queries against such s.
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