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owl

(oul)
n.
1. Any of various often nocturnal birds of prey of the order Strigiformes, having hooked and feathered talons, a large head with a short hooked beak, large eyes set forward, and fluffy plumage that allows for almost noiseless flight.
2. Any of several breeds of domestic pigeons having a very short beak somewhat like that of an owl and often a frill of feathers on the chest.

owl

a bird of the order Strigiformes with very distinctive characteristics including nocturnal predation, soft feathers and silent flight, frontset eyes and ears that can be closed. There are a number of families including barn owls, nightjars, frogmouths, potoos, monkey owls and the tropical owls.
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Tawny owl. By permission from Cooper JE, Sainsbury AW, Exotic Species, Mosby, 1994

owl midge
see sandfly.
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In the ACCEPT phase we applied the reusable set of REA-EO SPARQL queries to retrieve the course and class types changes, along with sets of semantic properties (with property values) described by the new types.
To locate and query Know-Center author information we accessed SPARQL Endpoint of DBpedia (12).
The names and URIs of the authors from the Know-Ceter that should be interlinked with the LOD cloud were retrieved via a SPARQL query from Know-Center SPARQL endpoint (13) with the help of a web service.
For the acquisition of the publications and co-author of the previously tentatively matched authors we queried the DBLP SPARQL endpoint with the help of our web service specifically designed for DBLP dataset.
This triple store provides an interface for the SPARQL queries.
When a user starts entering a keyword for a search, a SPARQL query is constructed on the fly on every key press and an AJAX-enabled autosuggestion module is invoked.
The query manager triggers the auto suggestion module by converting the searched keyword of a user into a SPARQL query.
SPARQL Query Language for RDF, W3C Recommendation, January 2008.
There are already 14 known implementations of SPARQL, many of which are open source.
SPARQL Overcomes Traditional Query Language Limitations of Local Searches, Single Formats
SPARQL is designed for use at the scale of the Web, and thus enables queries over distributed data sources, independent of format.
As we already mentioned, the output of the OntoNL is weighted SPARQL queries.