grlc Makes GitHub Taste Like Linked Data APIs

A. Merono Penuela, R.J. Hoekstra

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Building Web APIs on top of SPARQL endpoints is becoming common practice. It enables universal access to the integration favorable data space of Linked Data. In the majority of use cases, users cannot be expected to learn SPARQL to query this data space. Web APIs are the most common way to enable 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 development, in this paper we present grlc, a lightweight server that takes SPARQL queries curated in GitHub repositories, and translates them to Linked Data APIs on the fly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 – June 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHarald Sack, Giuseppe Rizzo, Nadine Steinmetz, Dunja Mladenić, Sören Auer, Christoph Lange
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319476025
ISBN (Print)9783319476018
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Semantic Web, ESWC 2016 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20162 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9989 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Semantic Web, ESWC 2016
CityHeraklion, Crete


  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Linked data APIs
  • RESTFul


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