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Re: Updated GeoSpecies Data Set 1,765,790 Triples

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:40:44 -0500
Message-ID: <3833bf630910291840t500f8c98of7c41e19e534c820@mail.gmail.com>
To: Renaud Delbru <renaud.delbru@deri.org>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Renaud,

Thank you, I have a semantic sitemap at:

http://lod.geospecies.org/sitemap.xml

I am open to additional comments or suggestions. :-)

<http://lod.geospecies.org/sitemap.xml>- Pete

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Renaud Delbru <renaud.delbru@deri.org>wrote:

> Hi Peter,
>
> I see that you have already a dataset dump available. Could I suggest also
> the use of a semantic sitemap [1], so that search engines such as Sindice
> can find, process and index your dump.
>
> Best,
>
> [1]http://sw.deri.org/2007/07/sitemapextension
>
> --
> Renaud Delbru
>
>
> On 29/10/09 21:10, Peter DeVries wrote:
>
>> I have updated the GeoSpecies data set.
>>
>> You can read about it here:
>>
>> http://about.geospecies.org/
>>
>> You can browse it here:
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/
>>
>> The RDF dump can be obtained here:
>>
>> Here is the new RDF dump
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/geospecies.rdf.tar.gz   (1,765,790 Triples)
>>
>> The data set currently contains information and linked data for: 15,862
>> Species, 1,291 Familes, 206 Orders. We have approximately 6,500 species
>> observations, but are awaiting release on the majority of those. The current
>> data set includes 12 sample observation records with geo and geonames links.
>> There is also a growing number of GeoSpecies annotated articles and
>> presentations in the bibtex and bibio vocabularies. The knowledge base is
>> currently linked to DBpedia, Freebase, Bio2RDF, Uniprot, uBio data sources,
>> and uses some of the umbel subject concepts. See the projects page
>> information on proper attribution. Until they have been fully documented,
>> the bulk of the observation records are not currently available.
>>
>> I have attempted to link to dbpedia, bio2rdf, uniprot and freebase when
>> possible using skos:closeMatch. Of the 15,862 species, 5,684 are linked to
>> dbpedia and wikipedia, 8,948 are linked to bio2rdf and uniprot. There are
>> also foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf links to 8,910 Wikispecies pages. Similar
>> linkages are made at the other taxonomic levels of kingdom, phylum, class,
>> order and family.
>>
>> Here the the page for the Silver-bordered Fritillary Butterfly Boloria
>> selene Denis and Schiffermuller 1775
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/ses/ICmLC.html
>>
>> The "entity" is
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/ses/ICmLC
>>
>> The RDF is
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/ses/ICmLC.rdf
>>
>> The levels above species and family are in XHTML with RDFa, but also have
>> a straight RDF representation.
>>
>> Order Carnivora
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/orders/jtSaY.xhtml
>>
>> RDF version
>>
>> http://lod.geospecies.org/orders/jtSaY.rdf
>>
>> This page has some example SPARQL queries.
>> http://about.geospecies.org/sparql.xhtml
>>
>> You can find the ontology documentation here:
>> http://rdf.geospecies.org/gs_ont_doc/index.html
>>
>> It is mainly a vocabulary, since I have had trouble getting all the
>> related ontologies to play well together.
>>
>> The SPARQL query examples will work as described on the RDF dataset
>> without the ontology.
>>
>> This is only a fraction of the world's species but it includes all the
>> world's Mammals, and North American Birds.
>>
>> I will be working to improve the data set's depth, breadth and linkages
>> overtime, and would appreciate any comments or suggestions :-)
>>
>> My long term plan is to also add biologically relevant assertions to allow
>> useful semantic queries about species.
>>
>> I have started to add state and county level records from the USDA Plants
>> dataset for Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota.
>>
>> In addition, I have started to make links between habitats and species.
>>
>> - Pete
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>> Pete DeVries
>> Department of Entomology
>> University of Wisconsin - Madison
>> 445 Russell Laboratories
>> 1630 Linden Drive
>> Madison, WI 53706
>> GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
>> About the GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
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>>
>
>


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Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
About the GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
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