I'm looking for a tool to build a user oriented text-search + faceted browsing application on a triple store.

SIMILE Exhibit is a good example of the kind of result I want to achieve (Exhibit demo). This demo works only on a static data file, I want to do that on a RDF store. They are currently working on a server version (Exhibit3 staged), but their system stores the data internally and does not allow to bind an external triplestore.

I also know that OSF (Open Semantic Framework) provides the same kind of tools, but it also seems to be bound to a specific triplestore (Virtuoso, for now at least).

Does anyone know about a platform-independent tool ?

Thanks !

asked 11 Jan '12, 12:07

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why platform-independent?

(31 Jan '12, 09:04) zazi zazi's gravatar image

I don't know if "platform" is the right word. What I mean is that I don't want it to be bound to a specific triplestore. Now why ? Because I want to know if it is possible to have a clear separation between data and presentation through something like a SPARQL endpoint. And more pragmatically because I already built my dataset with Sesame+OWLIM and it doesn't seem logical to me to copy it to another repository in every application using these data (though my opinion about that has been altered a bit since I posted this question).

(31 Jan '12, 09:54) morphyn morphyn's gravatar image

So it's independent of triple stores back-end. You can use TopBraid Composer/Suite with a Sesame back-end. Others as well. I.e. the faceted browsing is part of the TopBraid Suite platform, which supports multiple data back-ends.

(31 Jan '12, 11:09) scotthenninger ♦ scotthenninger's gravatar image

You can take a look at Faceted search in TopBraid Suite. There is a blog describing faceted search and a video that shows how to build a vocabulary for a faceted search.

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