Practical Technology Showcase Summary — 2022-02-25


Above is a mini presentation on the new “Really Simple Syndication (RSS)” feature of OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer (OSDS), which provides a productive method for content publication, syndication, and subscription. This presentation covers what RSS is, why it is important, how it is commonly used, and how to use it via OSDS.

Here are a few simple steps to demonstrate RSS discovery, using OSDS:

  1. Visit a site like
  2. Click on the Data Sniffer icon :dog: in your browser’s tool bar
  3. In the RSS tab, click Load RSS data
  4. Follow a relevant Hyperlink to some content of interest
  5. Save the exposed RSS content to a data space of your choice, such as your local SolidPod, local or remote filesystem, or a SPARQL-compliant RDF Graph Store

That’s it! All possible via a mouse click — why not have a go?!

Here is an example of OSDS revealing RSS, making the Structured Data discovered thereby available for SPARQL querying, etc. click to explore

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