grlc Makes GitHub Taste Like Linked Data APIs

A. Meroño-Peñuela, Rinke Hoekstra

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Building Web APIs on top of SPARQL endpoints is becoming
a common practice to enable universal access to the integration favorable
dataspace of Linked Data. However, the Linked Data community
cannot expect users to learn SPARQL to query this dataspace, and Web
APIs are the most extended way of enabling programmatic access to data
on the Web. However, the implementation of Web APIs around Linked
Data is often a tedious and repetitive process. Recent work speeds up this
Linked Data API construction by wrapping it around SPARQL queries,
which carry out the API functionality under the hood. Inspired by this, in
this paper we present grlc, a lightweight server that translates SPARQL
queries curated in GitHub repositories to Linked Data APIs on the fly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web. ESWC 2016
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9989
EditorsH Sack, G Rizzo, N Steinmetz, D Mladenić, S Auer, C Lange
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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