Re: Access to PiggyBank RDF/Triple Store

From: Ryan Lee <>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 12:27:37 -0400

David Burden wrote:
> So now you have the context, back to the original question - how do I get at
> the raw RDF - or the scrapers?

The 'raw' RDF can be acquired by replacing 'command=browse' in the URL
with 'command=export' This produces RDF/N3 of your current result set.

The scrapers are either XSLT based or JavaScript manipulations of the
DOM. Anybody can write them and publish their description in RDF for
installation into Piggy Bank. We have some from the SIMILE project:

And some of us have written our own as well:

Others were made available in our Semantic Bank:

(look for JavascriptScreenScraper or XSLTScreenScraper in the list on
the right)

Ryan Lee       
W3C Research Engineer    +1.617.253.5327
Received on Fri Sep 09 2005 - 16:23:25 EDT

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