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1. Step: Click on the 'settings' buttons.

screenshot settings
2. Step: Choose an existing configuration or create a new one.

screenshot edit
3. Step: Create or change the configuration (note the tooltips).

Configuring the RelFinder

There are two easy ways to make the RelFinder work with the RDF dataset of your choice.


1. Configuration Dialog

You can set up dataset access in only three simple steps:

1. Step: Click on the 'settings' button to open the list of datasets that are already configured for access with the RelFinder.

2. Step: Click the 'edit' button (that appears when hovering over a list entry) to change a dataset configuration. Or click the 'create' button if you want to create a new configuration for the dataset of your choice.

3. Step: You can now enter all relevant data in the editing dialog, most importantly the URI that enables SPARQL access to the RDF dataset. The tooltips give further advice.

You can save (and open) your configurations as XML file via the 'save configs' and 'load configs' buttons.


2. Configuration File

You can also create the XML file from scratch or modify an existing one. Here is how it looks like (or just see the default file):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<data>
<proxy>
<url>
http://www.visualdataweb.org/relfinder/proxy.php</url>
</proxy>
<endpoints>
<endpoint>
<name>
DBpedia</name>
<abbreviation>
dbp</abbreviation>
<description>
Linked Data version of Wikipedia.</description>
<endpointURI>
http://dbpedia.org</endpointURI>
<dontAppendSPARQL>
true</dontAppendSPARQL>
<defaultGraphURI>
http://dbpedia.org</defaultGraphURI>
<isVirtuoso>
true</isVirtuoso>
<useProxy>
false</useProxy>
<method>
POST</method>
<autocompleteURIs>
<autocompleteURI>
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label</autocompleteURI>
...

</autocompleteURIs>
<autocompleteLanguage>
en</autocompleteLanguage>
<ignoredProperties>
<ignoredProperty>
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type</ignoredProperty>
...

</ignoredProperties>
<abstractURIs>
<abstractURI>
http://dbpedia.org/property/abstract</abstractURI>
...

</abstractURIs>
<imageURIs>
<imageURI>
http://dbpedia.org/ontology/thumbnail</imageURI>
...

</imageURIs>
<linkURIs>
<linkURI>
http://purl.org/ontology/mo/wikipedia</linkURI>
...

</linkURIs>
<maxRelationLength>
2</maxRelationLength>
</endpoint>
<endpoint>
...
</endpoint>
</endpoints>

The endpoint that is given first in the XML file will be accessed by default.