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From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:12:09 +0200
Message-ID: <49D48169.1000402@mondeca.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Hello all

I've started refreshing the content of pages at http://lingvoj.org, 
which was long overdue.
The data set now links to DBpedia (of course), Freebase and OpenCyc 
(which had been broken since OpenCyc had changed its URIs a while ago). 
But there are no backwards links from those yet... so far the only 
dataset that I know linking to lingvoj.org is Linked MDB, but it does 
not use the correct URIs [1]. :'( 
Please don't be shy! lingvoj.org URIs are "cool" : stable, simple, and 
dereferencable. ;-)
Bandwidth permitting, I will now focus on data quality, for the most 
used language (ISO 639-1 list).

Some technical details : In the previous release I had generated static 
content for html files as well as RDF files. Now the html page redirects 
(html-style) to the rdf file, which calls a XSL stylesheet. The result, 
as I can see is the following, regarding browsers I have tested :
- IE is happy with that. So in IE you can actually browse through 
languages, clicking on the codes of the labels.
- Firefox + Tabulator extension calls its default RDF stylesheet, where 
the languages of labels are ignored ... too bad. If anyone knows how to 
have Firefox use the stylesheet declared in the RDF file instead of the 
default one, I'm buying the trick!

Next release should move from static files to SPARQL endpoint and all. 
But no real schedule so far. Stay tuned and be patient.

Thanks for your attention

Bernard

[1] Note to MDB publishers : the lingvoj.org correct URI for e.g., 
english should be http://www.lingvoj.org/lang/en 
<http://www.lingvoj.org/lingvo/en>
and not http://www.lingvoj.org/lingvo/en for which no semantics 
whatsoever declared, even if it is de-referenced to the same RDF file 
thanks to some http magic
Thanks guys if you could correct this.

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