You want something "Gopher"-esque?

Riley Childs
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From: Owen Stephens<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 3/22/2014 7:50 PM
To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] semantic web browsers

Your findings reflect my experience - there isn't much out there and what is basic or doesn't work at all.
Link Sailor is another but I suspect not actively maintained (developed by Ian Davis when he was at Talis doing linked data work)

I think the Graphite based browser from Southampton *does* support content-negotiation - what makes you think it doesn't?


Owen Stephens
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On 22 Mar 2014, at 20:49, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Do you know of any working Semantic Web browsers?
> Below is a small set of easy-to-use Semantic Web browsers. Give them URIs and they allow you to follow and describe the links they include.
>  * LOD Browser Switch ( - This is
>    really a gateway to other Semantic Web browsers. Feed it a URI
>    and it will create lists of URLs pointing to Semantic Web
>    interfaces, but many of the URLs (Semantic Web interfaces) do not
>    seem to work. Some of the resulting URLs point to RDF
>    serialization converters
>  * LodLive ( - This Semantic Web browser
>    allows you to feed it a URI and interactively follow the links
>    associated with it. URIs can come from DBedia, Freebase, or one
>    of your own.
>  * Open Link Data Explorer
>    ( - The most
>    sophisticated Semantic Web browser in this set. Given a URI it
>    creates various views of the resulting triples associated with
>    including lists of all its properties and objects, networks
>    graphs, tabular views, and maps (if the data includes geographic
>    points).
>  * Quick and Dirty RDF browser
>    ( - Given the URL
>    pointing to a file of RDF statements, this tool returns all the
>    triples in the file and verbosely lists each of their predicate
>    and object values. Quick and easy.  This is a good for reading
>    everything about a particular resource. The tool does not seem
>    to support content negotiation.
> If you need some URIs to begin with, then try some of these:
>  * Ray Family Papers -
>  * Catholics and Jews -
>  * Walt Disney via VIAF -
>  * origami via the Library of Congress -
>  * Paris from DBpedia -
> To me, this seems like a really small set of browser possibilities. Ive seen others but could not get them to work very well. Do you know of others? Am I missing something significant?
> Eric Lease Morgan