Monday, December 27, 2010

What should a free CC0 RDF hosting for scientists look like?

What if scientists could host small amounts of CC0 data for free? Something like computation results, e.g. outputted as HTML+RDFa? Without having to worry about setting up triple store, etc? Well, that future might be near. The above screenshot shows a first go. Not by me, but in response to a feature request by me. So, the question right now is, what would be like to see on the summary page. Some things I can think of are:

  • clear statement of CC0 waiver, possible the opendata icon
  • basic stats: # of triples, # unique predicates, etc
  • a Wordle of all rdfs:labels in the data set
  • the upload page should probably a separate tab
That would be a good start. What else should be there?

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  1. Maybe a SPARQL snippet (or two) for getting started using the data from remote ...

  2. Try the Template drop down buttons...

    But it would be nice to have a list of predicates, like in SNORQL...

    That said, maybe a faceted browser might be interesting...

  3. Ah, yes, had missed to check the dropdowns ^^