OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer (OSDS) 2.6.1 unleashed!

OSDS is a browser extension [1] that adds structured data (Microdata, JSON-LD, RDF-Turtle, and RDF-Ntriples) discovery and extraction from HTML documents to existing browsers (currently: Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, and Firefox).

The latest edition (version 2.6.1) of this product is immediately available from the Chrome [2] and Firefox [3] extension stores.

Product Benefits?

Here are some “deceptively simple” benefits that an OSDS-enhanced browser provides:

[1] Productive Search Engine Optimization — all the major search engines are moving towards modern algorithms based semantically-rich metadata embedded in Web Pages

[2] GPS-like navigation of the Web — in addition to basic link-traversal, new “Query” and “Describe” buttons provide powerful tools for navigating the Web intelligently with lots of serendipitous discoveries along the way (just follow-your-nose by clicking!)

[3] Read-Write operations on the Web — rather than being confined to basic tagging and bookmarking, the new “Annotate” button places you in a browser hosted editor that makes note taking about documents of interest trivial

[4] Local & Cloud Storage — rather than being confined to cloud storage provided by 3rd parties, you can save extracted metadata or new annotations to cloud or local storage .

Key New Features

[1] Nanotation sniffing — ability to sniff out RDF-Turtle (or RDF-Ntriples) statements embedded in the body of HTML docs and/or text pages

[2] Improved Default SPARQL Query — clicking on the “Query” button returns a page enhanced (via Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Entity Extraction) for immediate Linked Data exploration

[3] Sniffed content download — you can download extracted data to local Turtle or JSON-LD documents (which include mounted folders from the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc..).

Live Examples

Once you’ve installed the latest edition of this browser extension you can view the effects of nanotation [4][5] sniffing by visiting the following pages:

[1]Medium Comment Example

[2]Reddit Comment Example

[3] LinkedIn Comment Example

[4] Facebook Comment Example

[5] — G+ Post.


[1] OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer Home Page

[2] Chrome Store Listing

[3] Mozilla Extensions Store Listing

[4] Introducing Nanotation Blog Post

[5] Beyond Bookmarking Blog Post

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