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RE: [Linking-open-data] watchdog.net and LOD best practices

From: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:14:09 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F06B22936@nemo.talis.local>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: "Robert Brook" <mail@robertbrook.com>, "Keith Alexander" <Keith.Alexander@talis.com>

(posting back to the new list :)

Hi Michael,

That would be great. Can you magic full disclosure of MPs expenses at
the same time...?


SELECT ?sittings ?date
?sittings eg:date ?date .
?sittings eg:present <http://example.org/my-mp> .

Aah, that will be the day ;)

Seriously though, it would be worth talking to Robert Brook (CC'd) who's
responsible for [1], and Keith Alexander (also CC'd) from here at Talis,
who has been working on some stuff in this area.



[1] http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linking-open-data-bounces@simile.mit.edu 
> [mailto:linking-open-data-bounces@simile.mit.edu] On Behalf 
> Of Michael Smethurst
> Sent: 15 April 2008 18:01
> To: Linking Open Data
> Subject: RE: [Linking-open-data] watchdog.net and LOD best practices
> Hi Aaron / everyone
> Apologies for the dumb question but i guess from your "enter 
> zip code" homepage we're talking US politics here?!?
> Since this is connected to politics of the UK kind the rest 
> of this will probably be spam:
> As many of you know we're going to be making BBC programmes 
> available as linked open (meta) data - sorry we don't have 
> rights for programmes themselves, except....
> ...we do have full rights for at least some BBC Parliament 
> content. For some reason this disappears from iPlayer and 
> hence /programmes after 7 days. We're currently working our 
> way through the BBC hierarchy to work out why. It's a tiring 
> journey but with luck on our side we'll be able to make some 
> programmes permanently available online at persistent urls 
> with rdf available.
> So i guess my question is: is there anyone out there that 
> would be interested in a semantic erm mashup from a UK 
> politics perspective? Maybe someone from 
> http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ with an rdf bent? or maybe 
> even someone from parliament?
> sorry to take up your time... worth a punt perhaps
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linking-open-data-bounces@simile.mit.edu on behalf of 
> Aaron Swartz
> Sent: Tue 4/15/2008 5:42 PM
> To: Linking Open Data
> Subject: [Linking-open-data] watchdog.net and LOD best practices
> Hi there,
> I'm launching a new site, watchdog.net, to bring together 
> various sorts of political data. As part of this, we want to 
> make it very easy for developers and LOD people to take 
> advantage of the data.
> What we're currently doing is described at:
> http://watchdog.net/about/api
> Basically, we support URL and content negotiation to return 
> N3, RDF/XML, or JSON on each page.
> Open questions: Are there better ways to expose this? What do 
> we do for our query APIs?
> For example, we have an ability to take a zip code and return 
> back a list of matching districts. What's the best way to 
> expose this as RDF.
> Should we just say:
> [ :zipcode "s98dfu89sdif" ] :districts ( ) .
> ?
> Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think.
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