Getting started with SPARQL by Bob DuCharme

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee once said that "trying to use the Semantic Web without SPARQL is like trying to use a relational database without SQL." The W3C standard SPARQL query language is getting nearer to its 1.1 release, and more and more people are using it with free and commercial software to retrieve data from public and private sources. In this presentation, we'll learn how to put together and execute simple SPARQL queries on local data and on publicly available data such as the DBpedia database of fielded Wikipedia data. We'll also learn how people are using SPARQL in applications, where it fits in the Semantic Web, and what new features the 1.1 release adds to the specification.

Bob DuCharme is a solution architect at TopQuadrant, a provider of software for modeling, developing and deploying Semantic Web applications. In the XML.com newsletter, editor Kendall Clark once wrote "Does anyone write tech prose as clear as Bob?" Bob is the author of Manning Publications' "XSLT Quickly," Prentice Hall's "XML: The Annotated Specification" and "SGML CD," and McGraw Hill's "Operating Systems Handbook." He's written over seventy pieces for XML.com and has contributed to Dr. Dobb's Journal, IBM developerWorks, DevX, perl.com, XML Magazine, XML Journal, XML Developer, O'Reilly Books' "XML Hacks," and Prentice Hall's "XML Handbook." Bob received his BA in Religion from Columbia University and his Masters in Computer Science from New York University. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Date

November 4th, 2010

Time

6.15pm

Location

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories 
Room RRL-116
430 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065 

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Asad Jaferi

Ashley K Marty

Ben Nadel

Bob DuCharme

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Brooke Aker

Chip Masters

Cory Rockliff

Daniel Eldridge

Dave Cascino

David Fox

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Diane Burley

Dig Gashinsky

Frank Manus

Gerard Lynn

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Sheila Bergen

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