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phpBB 3 SIOC Reference

What is it about?

Unobtrusive generation of RDF instance data from phpBB 3. You simply use phpBB 3 as-is while reaping the benefit of "Linked Data Views" into your bulletin board data via the SIOC Ontology. In addition, you attain transparent integration between phpBB 3 and NNTP such that phpBB 3 data becomes accessible to NNTP aware applications.

Why is it important?

Unified Storage of heterogenous data originating from a variety of applications and associated protocols that is exposed as RDF instance data. Thus, benefits include:

  • SPARQL access to phpBB 3 data via a SPARQL Endpoint
  • Dereferenceable URIs (drill-down facilitating data pointers) for all data items (Entities) in the "Discussion Forum" / "Bulletin Board" domain (also referred to as Boardscape)
  • Coherent exploitation of conceptual similarities between phpBB 3 and objects in the NNTP (Usenet / newsgroups) such as two-way interaction with common date via NNTP news-reader utilities or web-based discussion forum clients bound to phpBB 3 or NNTP.

How can one use this feature?

  • Obtain an Open Source of Commercial Edition of Virtuoso ( enable PHP Hosting Support during installation)
  • Install the virtuoso_phpbb_hosting_filesystem.vad package
  • Go to http://:[port]/phpBB3
  • Use phpBB 3 as per usual
  • Query SPARQL Data via the endpoint: http://:[port]/phpBB3 using RDF Data Source URI (Named Graph): http://:[port]/phpbb_v (for Virtual Graphs) and http://:[port]/phpbb (for Physical Graphs)

What are the Linked Data Views supported?

Can I See This In Action Anywhere?

Key phpBB 3 to SIOC Mappings

phpBB 3 SIOC Sample Value
Instance rdf:type sioc:Container
Instance Type rdf:type sioc:Forum
Instance name sioc:name http://demo.openlinksw.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=4

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