SPARQL has a lot of similarities to SQL and also is very different. Here I am going to get the English works of Rabindranath Tagore from Wikidata. I will use this as an exercise to learn SPARQL. As you will see, I have not tried to explain the terms here as I expect some knowledge of SQL and Semantic Triples. Since I go step by step, I think it’s easy to understand.
Tagged: Semantic Web
The Indian government maintains the directory and hierarchy of local governments and administrative areas in India called the Local Government Directory (LGD). Recently I wanted to map them to WikiData items. This means I wanted to map the administrative areas in the local government to items on WikiData. Update them if necessary.
This started as a simple exercise of querying WikiData database using their SPQRQL query service. That lead me to studying about RDF and Triplets. I found it very interesting. I spent hours on it. So I thought I might as well write about it here, so I can refer it later. So everything...