OSCAR: A customizable tool for free-text search over SPARQL endpoints

2018-12-29T14:33:57Z (GMT) by ivan heibi Silvio Peroni David Shotton
In this presentation we introduce OSCAR, the OpenCitations RDF Search Application, which is a user-friendly search platform that can be used to search any RDF triplestore providing a SPARQL endpoint, while hiding the complexities of SPARQL. We present its main features and demonstrate how it can be adapted to work with different SPARQL endpoints containing scholarly data, vis those provided by OpenCitations, ScholarlyData and Wikidata. We conclude by discussing the results of a user testing session that reveal the usability of the OSCAR search interface when employed to access information within the OpenCitations Corpus.