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

From: Renaud Delbru <renaud.delbru@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:43:24 +0000
Message-ID: <4AEAC34C.4050208@deri.org>
To: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Thanks Peter,

I haven't seen it. We will process it in the next few days, I'll inform 
you if we found some problem.

Best,
-- 
Renaud Delbru

On 30/10/09 01:40, Peter DeVries wrote:
> Hi Renaud,
>
> Thank you, I have a semantic sitemap at:
>
> http://lod.geospecies.org/sitemap.xml
>
> I am open to additional comments or suggestions. :-)
>
> - Pete
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Renaud Delbru <renaud.delbru@deri.org 
> <mailto: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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>
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> 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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