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Re: News from lingvoj.org

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:46:43 +0200
Message-ID: <49D4FA03.30408@mondeca.com>
To: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Simon

Thanks for the feedback. You (or someone else) already mentioned a while 
ago this extra "language" in labels. It's true in other languages too.
It's on my to-do list to clean the data in order to get rid of those, 
and/or to use skos:prefLabel for "English" and skos:altLabel for 
"English language", or maybe the other way round, did not make my mind 
completely, I've to think about it. Any suggestions welcome. :-)

Bernard

Simon Reinhardt a écrit :
> Bernard Vatant wrote:
>> 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).
>
> Hi Bernard,
>
> Great news! Re. interlinking: I'm linking to lingvoj in the university 
> project I'm currently working on. Should it ever get into a 
> publishable state I will show you right away. ;-)
>
> In this same project I have a minor problem with the lingvoj data: I'm 
> using the labels in your dataset so I can display names of the 
> languages in the user's language in the user interface. However the 
> Wikipedia article names you use for those labels don't always lend 
> themselves that nicely for user interface labels. Very often they say 
> something like "English language" to distinguish the article from the 
> one about the attribute "English" in general. But then in my interface 
> it would say: "Language: English language". However it's really just a 
> minor annoyance and I'm not sure what to do about it either. Sure 
> there are infoboxes which contain the shorter name but they are 
> different for every language version of Wikipedia and not all versions 
> have them so this doesn't work as a general mechanism for extracting 
> the labels. Maybe other data sources have better labels. CLDR [1]? But 
> that's not free, is it?
>
> Regards,
>  Simon
>
> [1] http://cldr.unicode.org/
>
>

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