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Re: SKOS implementation: Rameau subjects as linked data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:44:52 -0400
Message-ID: <49F0B724.5010402@openlinksw.com>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Antoine Isaac wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I'd like to announce the release an *experimental* service [1] that 
> provides the RAMEAU subject headings as open linked data.
> Rameau [2] is the main subject vocabulary used at the French national 
> library (BnF) and many other French institutions. This site, a result 
> of the TELplus project, and a collaboration between the Vrije 
> Universiteit Amsterdam and BnF, aims at encouraging experimentation 
> with Rameau on the web of data.
>
> RDF/SKOS Data:
> RAMEAU Concepts are described here according to the SKOS model [3] to 
> represent knowledge organization systems in RDF. Each concept comes 
> with labelling information but also semantic relations to other 
> concepts and various kind of notes. Concepts have URIs of the form 
> http://stitch.cs.vu.nl/vocabularies/rameau/ark:/12148/cb11932889r.
>
> RDF/HTML content negociation:
> This service follows the Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF 
> Vocabularies [4]. Depending a web agent's preference, it can serve 
> RDF/XML or HTML descriptions of concepts--note that the HTML pages 
> contain RDFa markup.
>
> Semantic alignment to LCSH:
> Many concepts served here are semantically connected to the Library of 
> Congress Subject Headings linked data (soon to be) available at 
> http://id.loc.gov. This is done using 60,000 manual mappings provided 
> by the MACS project [5]. Thanks to them, you will be able to "follow 
> your nose" between one vocabulary and the other.
>
> Metrics:
> The RAMEAU version served here contains 157,280 concepts, of which 
> 96,825 correspond to common nouns and 51,646 to geographic names.
>
>
> Comments are highly welcome, either by personal mail, or via the LOD 
> and SWD mailing lists. This is an experimental prototype, and any 
> feedback--even positive!--could be useful to implement a more robust 
> version of it in the future!
>
> For more information, please visit [1] or contact aisaac at few.vu.nl.
> Thanks a lot for your attention,
>
> Antoine
> [1] http://stitch.cs.vu.nl/rameau
> [2] http://rameau.bnf.fr
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos
> [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-vocab-pub
> [5] http://macs.cenl.org
>
> ----
> Antoine Isaac
> Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
> Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague
> Homepage: http://www.few.vu.nl/~aisaac
>
>
>
>
>
Antoine,

Very nice!!

BTW - Is there a dump for the LOD-Cloud warehouse?

See ODE [1] links:

See:

1. 
http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/about/html/http://stitch.cs.vu.nl/vocabularies/rameau/ark:/12148/cb11932889r
2. 
http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/ode/?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fstitch.cs.vu.nl%2Fvocabularies%2Frameau%2Fark%3A%2F12148%2Fcb11932889r

Links:

1. http://ode.openlinksw.com

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Received on Thursday, 23 April 2009 18:45:31 UTC

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