Appreciating SPARQL CONSTRUCT more

Another way to get more out of your data.

As with SQL, SPARQL’s most popular verb is SELECT. It lets you request the data you want from a collection, whether you’re asking for a single phone number or you want a list of first and last names and phone numbers of all employees hired after January 1st, sorted by last name.

I’ve been looking for a SPARQL endpoint that provides new data fairly regularly—not just new triples to query, but data that is new to the world, such as from a stock ticker feed. If the RDFa on digg.com pages was accumulated in a database that could be queried as a SPARQL endpoint, that would certainly qualify, and it would be fun to play with.