Learning SPARQL

As my quest for understanding Semantic Web technology continues, I am using several resources for the learning process.  This post is dedicated to the hard copy book entitled “Learning SPARQL” authored by Bob DuCharme, and published by O’Reilly.  At the time of this initial writing, I am only 2 chapters into the book, so stay tuned for updates as I progress through through the pages for additional feedback on this book’s content.  So far, I am very happy with the information presented as it is giving a good big picture view of RDF and using SPARQL as a tool to retrieve information from RDF-structured data.  I am initiating this post early in my reading because it already refers to many good online resources that I wish to capture at this time for reference as I continue through the book.

Online resources:


OSLC Primer

The newest BIG topic on my R&D radar is related to the Semantic Web.  As I am still new to figuring out best practices for using this WordPress website as my central repository and reference place, this content will start as a post and may later become a static page.  This post is also likely to evolve in the days, weeks, and possibly months ahead.  Maybe it needs to be a series.  I just don’t know yet.

Today I came across the acronym OSLC – Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration.  In previewing this topic it became apparent that it needs to get on my active radar screen real soon, hence this blog post.  As part of my R&D efforts into the Semantic Web, I am looking at storage of Linked Data via RDF, RDFS, and OWL, as well as the applications to work with data stored using these structures.  It appears OSLC might be an overarching theme under which our Semantic Web development progress should occur.  Maybe not, but it is prudent at this juncture to not lose site of this initiative in case compliance with standards mandated by OSLC become best practices for Semantically-enabled applications.  We want to be at the forefront of the effort, not trying to catch up later.

With that said, here are some links to online content I have found:

  • OSLC Primer – a starting point for understanding the initiative
  • OSLC Main page – easy enough to get to once in the above link
  • Eclipse Lyo – impact TBD – however our development will use Eclipse
  • EA Cloud has full support for OSLC – whatever that means right now

.Stay tuned.  More I am sure to follow.

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

With this sentence I accept the advice provided by WordPress and start my blogging journey.  No need to change the title as it is appropriate for this blog post number 1.

My goal with this blog is mainly to serve as a central repository for accessible-anywhere media that I encounter or create for later reference and to share with anyone else in the world who might take a similar interest in what I have discovered or created.  Since this is WordPress I will be able to capture the content in two styles: As things occur in the form of a blog post, and arranged in what I hope is a somewhat organized manner on static pages.