integrates SMW with Joseki.


From: Samuel Lampa <>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 9:50:56 PM
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] GSoC Project info: "General RDF export/import in Semantic MediaWiki"

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

Yes, it would be very interesting to hear from the ones who might already be developing an ARC connector! :)

Will turn to the other comments in more detail as soon as time permits (still occasionally very busy with courses for a few weeks)

// Samuel

On 05/13/2010 09:13 PM, Laurent Alquier wrote:
Another tip I forgot to mention.

You should take a look at this extension :

It provides a handy SPARQL query form for a local triple store as a Special Page.

I am using it with RAP (slightly customized) and it is working great.
I don't know how well it would work for other Triple Store connectors but it could be worth a try.

I also noted that RAP tends to be picky with spaces and line returns in your SPARQL query. That may be good to remember if you run into odd issues with queries that look correct.

- Laurent Alquier

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Laurent Alquier <> wrote:
To answer some of your questions and ask some more :

- A triple store connector for ARC would be great.

I read that someone involved with ARC development was considering making one, so you may want to check with them in case they have already started. Every store has their own quirks and advantages. There cannot be too many Triple Store connectors for SMW :)

I am especially interested in ARC's capability to query remote stores.

- It would be great to include RDF export of special properties (such as 'Modification date').

I created a patch to do that locally but a more general mechanism suitable for future special properties would be a better approach.

- We noted some issues to follow links from RDF export to RDF export with some clients.

Often, links to other pages are interpreted using URIResolver instead of going to the ExportRDF. Maybe we missed some configuration, but it didn't seem possible to make RDF export browsable without reverting to the HTML pages.

I can put you in contact with someone who ran into that issue if you are interested in hearing more details.

- Laurnet Alquier

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Samuel Lampa <> wrote:
Have started looking at relevant code for the GSoC, resulting in some
thoughts and open questions:


On 04/27/2010 02:42 AM, Samuel Lampa wrote:
> Hi,
> As an accepted GSoC2010 student (Title "General RDF export/import in
> Semantic MediaWiki" with Denny Vrandecic as mentor) I wanted to say hi
> and introduce the the project and myself. For the project info and bio,
> I guess the application gives the best info, so I posted a copy on my
> blog for those whithout access to the GSoC site:
> The blog will be where I document the project. See GSoC2010-tagged posts:
> Feedback always welcome, here or on the blog.
> I've posted a status update there already, but in short it is; Busy week
> now, finishing thesis report. Will start getting dev environment up
> though, and next 2 weeks look at code, for a planned briefing with Denny
> on 12/5. Actual coding will start a little delayed, on 9/6 (due to last
> exam on 8/6, but will make up for that.
> Much looking forward to the project. Will surely be a challenge, but I
> look forward to learn a lot, and hopefully we'll solve a lot of problems
> too! :)
> Cheers,
> Samuel

Samuel Lampa
Degree project student - M.Sc. Biotechnology
Project blog:
Supervisor: Egon Willighagen -
Bioclipse group -
Dept. of Pharm. Biosciences, Uppsala University, Sweden


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- Laurent Alquier

- Laurent Alquier

Samuel Lampa
Degree project student - M.Sc. Biotechnology
Project blog: Supervisor: Egon Willighagen - Bioclipse group - Dept. of Pharm. Biosciences, Uppsala University, Sweden