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Re: Zhishi.me

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:30:30 -0400
Cc: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
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To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Thanks for highlighting this Ivan, very interesting.  Zhishi.me is a nicely done site showing the power of multi-lingual representation of LOD. I can understand the structure of the page, in English, and can also see the related pages in Chinese.

I'm going to start talking about this in upcoming "what is the state of LOD talks" ... I have one later this week at NASA Goddard and next week with international publisher, Wolters-Kluwer.  Thanks again.


On Oct 28, 2011, at 10:41 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:

> Unfortunately, the ISWC2011 web site is currently down but, I presume, it will be up again soon. Worth looking at:
> http://iswc2011.semanticweb.org/fileadmin/iswc/Papers/In-Use/70320209.pdf
> In short: Xing Niu et al, from APEX lab Shanghai and Southeast University, created a Chines equivalent to DBPedia, combining the Chinese Wikipedia, and two Chinese only on-line and community driven encyclopedia, namely Baidu Baike and Hudong Baike. I am not sure of the exact numbers, but the combined result, under the name of Zhishi.me, is of the same magnitude in size than dbpedia. Just like dbpedia acted as a seed for the LOD, the idea is that zhishi.me will act as a seed to pull in more linked data from China.
> Although the paper talks about a CLOD, for Chinese Linked Open Data, I would hope and prefer that the CLOD and the LOD will not be different clouds but rather one big cloud regardless of language. But I am sure it will be a major addition to the LOD...
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