SPARQL2Git: Transparent SPARQL and Linked Data API Curation via Git

Albert Meroño-Peñuela, R.J. Hoekstra

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In this demo, we show how an effective and application agnostic way of curating SPARQL queries can be achieved by leveraging Git-based architectures. Often, SPARQL queries are hard-coded into Linked Data consuming applications. This tight coupling poses issues in code maintainability, since these queries are prone to change to adapt to new situations; and query reuse, since queries that might be useful in other applications remain inaccessible. In order to enable decoupling, version control, availability and accessibility of SPARQL queries, we propose SPARQL2Git, an interface for editing, curating and storing SPARQL queries that uses cloud based Git repositories (such as GitHub) as a backend. We describe the query management capabilities of SPARQL2Git, its convenience for SPARQL users that lack Git knowledge, and its combination with grlc to easily generate Linked Data APIs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: ESWC 2017 Satellite Events
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2017 Satellite Events, Portorož, Slovenia, May 28 – June 1, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsEva Blomqvist, Katja Hose, Heiko Paulheim, Agnieszka Ławrynowicz, Fabio Ciravegna, Olaf Hartig
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319704074
ISBN (Print)9783319704067
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


Acknowledgements. This work was funded by the CLARIAH project of the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) and by the Dutch national programme COMMIT.

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Dutch national programme COMMIT
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek


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