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Re: SKOS implementation: Rameau subjects as linked data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:05:59 -0400
Message-ID: <49F0D837.4030209@openlinksw.com>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Antoine Isaac wrote:
> 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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Thanks, for the bad links notice :-)

Will get this fixed (including a 301 re-write rule).

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Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
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