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Re: SKOS implementation: Rameau subjects as linked data

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:35:58 +0200
Message-ID: <49F0C31E.90901@few.vu.nl>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Kingsley Idehen a écrit :
> 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

Dear Kingsley,

Thank you very much for the links! I was actually willing to include Openlink stuff, having been impressed by it a while ago.
But when trying to find it again yesterday, I found only a link [1] via wikipedia [2] or the ESW wiki [3], which does not work, at least not for my browser. As I had not much time to investigate and ask, I went for the easy option :-/

But I changed it now! 

Best,

Antoine

[1] http://demo.openlinksw.com/DAV/JS/rdfbrowser/index.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_Data
[3] http://esw.w3.org/topic/LinkedData
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