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fans of Linked Open Data and the NFL, NHL, or Major League Baseball?

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:21:11 -0400
Message-ID: <485C73A7.2020509@snee.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org

One thing missing from Richard Cygniak's "Linking Open Data Set Cloud" 
interactive diagram at http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/ (which 
every other presentation at Linked Data Planet included in their slides) 
is some sports data.

If people are arguing about numbers in a bar anywhere in the world, it's 
probably sports-related numbers, and open sports data that anyone can 
query and manipulate would be a great contribution to the LOD movement. 
I emailed an old New York XML friend, Alan Karben (founder of 
http://www.xmlteam.com), to ask about publicly available sports data, 
and he pointed me to http://www.sportsstandards.org/oc.

For now, the NHL link is broken, and I've mentioned this to him. 
Meanwhile, there are apparently some organized efforts to make large 
amounts of NFL and Major League Baseball data available to the public, 
so it would be a nice project for anyone who's a big fan of LOD and one 
of these sports to work toward creating a SPARQL endpoint for one of 
these data sets.

As http://www.sportsstandards.org/oc makes clear, they'd be more than 
happy to publicize data-gathering efforts for other sports.

Bob DuCharme
Received on Saturday, 21 June 2008 03:20:57 UTC

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