Public SPARQL endpoints are indeed not the way to provide reliable access to data.
I believe in live querying of publicly available data sources on the Web, just like people can browse websites for the information they need. That's why we designed the the Triple Pattern Fragments API, which enables clients to execute queries on live data: http://client.linkeddatafragments.org/.
- Ghent UniversityPhD, Computer Science Engineering, 2010 - 2014
- Ghent UniversityMaster, Computer Science Engineering, 2008 - 2010
- Ghent UniversityBachelor, Informatics, 2005 - 2008
People like you and me are no longer the only consumers of the World Wide Web.Automated clients are starting to browse the Web for us. They face many obstacles, including a giant semantic gap.
My belief is that if we want to see intelligent clients, we should stop trying to build intelligent servers. We should shift our focus towards new methods of building clients that emphasize serendipitous reuse of data and functionality.
This is why I'm a postdoctoral researcher in semantic hypermedia at Multimedia Lab, a research group of iMinds and Ghent University. I love to think and discuss about theSemantic Web, hypermedia clients and APIs, Linked Data, Web architecture, and much more. If you like these things too, then we should talk.
- Ghent University – iMindsPhD researcher, 2010 - present