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, <em>vis</em> 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.