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Ruben Verborgh
Postdoctoral researcher in semantic hypermedia. Bringing Linked Data to the Web with clever clients for simple servers.
Postdoctoral researcher in semantic hypermedia. Bringing Linked Data to the Web with clever clients for simple servers.

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Native mobile apps are threatening the freedoms the #Web gave us. Instead of a single open platform, we get many closed boxes we cannot control. My latest blog post makes the case for the #WebWeWant and explains why we should all protect it.

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How do answers over Linked Data change over time? Thanks to Triple Pattern Fragments and Memento, you can query historical versions of DBpedia in your browser. Try it yourself 😃

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Are we surprised that ‪RDF‬ clients cannot do cool things? Servers don't provide them with the context to interpret data, nor the controls to act upon it. We should build RDF APIs like we build websites for humans, by describing the response. #SemanticWeb   #RDF  

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We're making our servers too intelligent and sophisticated: we should focus on enabling intelligence in clients. #WebWeWant

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The Web lacked queryable #LinkedData . Here is how we fixed that.

Set up your own installation and help build the distributed queryable Web of Linked Data!

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“Thank you for your attention” is symptomatic for many academic conferences. Instead of thanking the audience for listening, give them a message that's worthwhile listening to. #publicspeaking #conferences

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We are, once more, organizing a Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design (#wsREST), collocated with the World Wide Web Conference–18 May 2015–(#WWW2015) in Florence, Italy. Please find our Call for Papers here:

+Ruben Verborgh +Carlos Pedrinaci +Thomas Steiner 

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Access the super-fast #HDT  format for triples right from your #JavaScript  code. #RDF   #SemanticWeb

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“If you have operational need for SPARQL accessible data, you must have your own infrastructure. No public endpoints. Public endpoints are for lookups and discovery; sort of a dataset demo.”

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:

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Anonymous reviews are opinions without accountability. They endanger review quality. #research
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