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

From: Michael Smethurst <Michael.Smethurst@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:34:36 +0100
To: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>, <public-lod@w3.org>
CC: Robert Brook <mail@robertbrook.com>, Keith Alexander <Keith.Alexander@talis.com>
Message-ID: <C42BE92C.B52D%Michael.Smethurst@bbc.co.uk>

Interesting, thank you



On 16/4/08 13:14, "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com> wrote:

> 
> (posting back to the new list :)
> 
> Hi Michael,
> 
> That would be great. Can you magic full disclosure of MPs expenses at
> the same time...?
> 
> Also...
> 
> SELECT ?sittings ?date
> WHERE {
> ?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.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom.
> 
> [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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