SPARQLES: Monitoring Public SPARQL Endpoints

Tracking #: 1381-2593

Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche
Juergen Umbrich
luca matteis
Aidan Hogan
Carlos Buil-Aranda

Responsible editor: 
Jens Lehmann

Submission type: 
Tool/System Report
We describe SPARQLES: an online system that monitors the health of public SPARQL endpoints on the Web by probing them with custom-designed queries at regular intervals. We present the architecture of SPARQLES and the variety of analytics that it runs over public SPARQL endpoints, categorised by availability, discoverability, performance and interoperability. We also detail the interfaces that the system provides for human and software agents to learn more about the recent history and current state of an individual SPARQL endpoint or about overall trends concerning the maturity of all endpoints monitored by the system. We likewise present some details of the performance of the system and the impact it has had thus far.
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Review #1
Anonymous submitted on 20/May/2016
Review Comment:

This manuscript was submitted as 'Tools and Systems Report' and should be reviewed along the following dimensions: (1) Quality, importance, and impact of the described tool or system (convincing evidence must be provided). (2) Clarity, illustration, and readability of the describing paper, which shall convey to the reader both the capabilities and the limitations of the tool.

The revision has sufficiently addressed all my original review comments. Therefore I am happy to recommend its acceptance at SWJ.