The YASGUI family of SPARQL clients

Laurens Rietveld, Rinke Hoekstra

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Abstract

The size and complexity of the Semantic Web and its technology stack makes it difficult to query. Access to Linked Data could be greatly facilitated if it were supported by a tool with a strong focus on usability. In this paper we present the YASGUI family of SPARQL clients, a continuation of the YASGUI tool introduced more than two years ago. The YASGUI family of SPARQL clients enables publishers to improve ease of access for their SPARQL endpoints, and gives consumers of Linked Data a robust, feature-rich and user friendly SPARQL editor. We show that the YASGUI family had significant impact on the landscape of Linked Data management: YASGUI components are integrated in state-of-the-art triple-stores and Linked Data applications, and used as front-end by a large number of Linked Data publishers. Additionally, we show that the YASGUI web service - which provides access to any SPARQL endpoint - has a large and growing user base amongst Linked Data consumers.
LanguageEnglish
Pages373-383
Number of pages11
JournalSemantic Web
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2016

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  • data publishing
  • Linked Data
  • query formulation
  • SPARQL

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Rietveld, Laurens ; Hoekstra, Rinke. / The YASGUI family of SPARQL clients. In: Semantic Web. 2016 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 373-383.
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