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TheSoz available in SKOS and SPARQL

From: Sure, York <york.sure@gesis.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 06:59:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4E1D3EDC31287F4CB93BCC1F1442FDB485B883@excha5.bonn.iz-soz.de>
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Dear SKOS-lovers,

the Thesaurus for the Social Sciences (TheSoz) is an interconnected vocabulary in English and German on the social sciences, which contains about 11,600 entries and covers topics of all social science disciplines and related or interdisciplinary connected topics. Its publication aims at providing a vocabulary for resources relevant for or related to the social sciences on the web of Linked Open Data.

The thesaurus is maintained by the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and is published under a Creative Commons (by-nc-nd) license.

It is published as a SKOS RDF/XML dump version which can be downloaded at <http://www.gesis.org/en/services/tools-standards/social-science-thesaurus/>. 
(Please scroll down the page!)

The thesaurus is furthermore available via a SPARQL endpoint at <http://multiweb.gesis.org/thesoz/sparql>.

This is a very early version (v0.2) and we're looking forward to get some feedback for future improvements.

Further details about the conversion of the TheSoz to SKOS can be found in the GESIS technical report 2009/07, available at <http://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/forschung/publikationen/gesis_reihen/gesis_methodenberichte/2009/TechnicalReport_09_07.pdf>.

Kind regards,
York Sure and Benjamin Zapilko

Prof. Dr. York Sure
Scientific Director 
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Information Processes in the Social Sciences (IPS)
LennÚstr. 30, D-53113 Bonn
Tel: + 49 (0) 228 / 22 81-145
Fax: + 49 (0) 228 / 22 81-121
Web: http://www.gesis.org

Professor for Applied Informatics in the Social Sciences
University of Koblenz-Landau
WeST - Institute for Web Science and Technologies
Universitaetsstr. 1, D-56070 Koblenz
Web: http://west.uni-koblenz.de
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