Tools and Technologies

TWC uses a number of tools and technologies for creating, managing, and visualizing data. The following tools are used extensively in tutorials and demonstrations, and their information is maintained by TWC's LOGD group.

Tool/Technology Description
csv2rdf4lod In its simplest form, csv2rdf4lod is a quick and easy way to produce an RDF encoding of data available in Comma-Separated-Values (CSV).
In its advanced form, csv2rdf4lod is a custom reasoner tailored for some heavy-duty data integration.
geo2kml Finds lat/long in rdf and shows it on a map.
Google Visualization API The Google Visualization API lets you access multiple sources of structured data that you can display, choosing from a large selection of visualizations.
Graphite Quick and Dirty PHP Library for hacking with Linked Data. For playing with small graphs in a jQueryish way.
Graphite RDF Browser Quick and dirty RDF viewer.
graphitejs Javascript version of the php library. (work in progress)
Javascript an object-oriented scripting language used to enable programmatic access to objects within both the client application and other applications.
JQuery The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library
lod-apps Software package, offering RESTful web services including: phpCsv2Rdf, phpJson2Rdf, and phpSparqlExplorer.
PHP general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development, to produce dynamic web pages
RDFa RDFa provides a set of XHTML attributes to augment visual data with machine-readable hints
SIMILE Exhibit Exhibit lets you easily create web pages with advanced text search and filtering functionalities, with interactive maps, timelines, and other visualizations
SPARQL A query language for RDF data. SPARQL can be used to express queries across diverse data sources, whether the data is stored natively as RDF or viewed as RDF
sparql2kml Munge a sparql query directly onto a google map.
SparqlProxy A TWC LOGD service that help users to proxy SPARQL endpoint access, cache SPARQL query results, and convert SPARQL query results into many different formats.
stuff2rdf Convert formats Christopher Gutteridge thinks of into any RDF formats Christopher Gutteridge thinks of.
Virtuoso Triple Store Triple store by OpenLink Software.
Yahoo! Pipes Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.