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Re: KIT releases 14 billion triples to the Linked Open Data cloud

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 18:25:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4BB4C913.80509@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Denny Vrandecic <denny.vrandecic@kit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Denny:
Without spooling your All Fools' Day joke: I think it is a dangerous 
one, because there is obviously a true core in the expected criticism.

I think that without any need, you give outsiders additional ammunition 
to confirm other outsiders' prejudices against the value of linked data. 
I bet you will find lots of triples in the current LOD cloud that have 
information value close to the triples in your "experiment".

And many people communicating over the potential of the Web of Linked 
Data, and maybe deciding about business investments, will not see the 
joke in your page.



PS: I miss a semantic sitemap ;-)

On 01.04.10 12:01, Denny Vrandecic wrote:
> We are happy to announce that the Institute AIFB at the KIT is releasing the biggest dataset until now to the Linked Open Data cloud. The Linked Open Numbers project offers billions of facts about natural numbers, all readily available as Linked Data.
> Our accompanying peer-reviewed paper [1] gives further details on the background and implementation. We have integrated with external data sources (linking DBpedia to all their 335 number entities) and also directly link to the best-known linked open data browsers from the page.
> You can visit the Linked Open Numbers project at:
> <http://km.aifb.kit.edu/projects/numbers/>
> Or point your linked open data browser directly at:
> <http://km.aifb.kit.edu/projects/numbers/n1>
> We are happy to have increased the amount of triples on the Web by more than 14 billion triples, roughly 87.5% of the size of linked data web before this release (see paper for details). We hope that the data set will find its serendipitous use.
> The data set and the publication mechanism was checked pedantically, and we expect no errors in the triples. If you do find some, please let us know. We intend to be compatible with all major linked open data publication standards.
> About the AIFB
> The Institute AIFB (Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods) at KIT is one of the world-leading institutions in Semantic Web technology. Approximately 20 researchers of the knowledge management research group are establishing theoretical results and scalable implementations for the field, closely collaborating with the sister institute KSRI (Karlsruhe Service Research Institute), the start-up company ontoprise GmbH, and the Knowledge Management group at the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies. Particular emphasis is given to areas such as logical foundations, Semantic Web mining, ontology creation engineering and management, RDF data management, semantic web search, and the implementation of interfaces and tools. The institute is involved in many industry-university co-operations, both on a European and a national level, including a number of intelligent Web systems case studies.
> Website:<http://www.aifb.kit.edu>
> About KIT
> The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the merger of the former Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. With about 8000 employees and an annual budget of 700 million Euros, KIT is the largest technical research institution within Germany. KIT is both, a state university with research and teaching and, at the same time, a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. KIT has a strong reputation as one of Germany’s university of excellence, aiming to set the highest standards for education, research and innovation.
> Website:<http://www.kit.edu>
> [1] Denny Vrandecic, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph, Uta Lösch: Leveraging Non-Lexical Knowledge for the Linked Open Data Web, published in Rodolphe Héliot and Antoine Zimmermann (eds.), The Fifth RAFT'2010), the yearly bilingual publication on nonchalant research, available at
> <http://km.aifb.kit.edu/projects/numbers/linked_open_numbers.pdf>

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