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Re: UK Govt RDF Data Sets

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:43:33 +0100
Cc: public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <03F234A9-8A6E-4274-8957-13C9640AA559@jenitennison.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 15 Apr 2010, at 23:19, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Do you have any idea as to the whereabouts of RDF data sets for the  
> SPARQL endpoints associated with data.gov.uk? As you can imagine, I  
> haven't opted to crawl your endpoints for the data bearing in LOD  
> community ethos i.e.,  publish dataset dump locations for SPARQL  
> endpoints that host Linked Open Data. This best practice was devised  
> SPARQL endpoint crawling in mind.

We do absolutely recognise this requirement. The basic model that we  
have in mind is that the ask of individual departments or other public  
bodies is to publish their data as RDF and either provide dumps of  
that data or enable people to crawl it. We would also expect them to  
provide feeds to notify the users of that data of updates to their  
datasets, possibly through a PubSubHubbub hub, though we haven't  
worked out the details of what that looks like yet and we'd very much  
value input on that as we begin to firm that up.

We would then expect many curated triplestores to load in that data;  
some of these will provide SPARQL endpoints from data.gov.uk, some  
from other .gov.uk domains, and some from third parties.

As I think Ian said, we are now in a purdah period during which it's  
difficult for us to release anything new, but you can expect progress  
during the second week of May and on into the future.


Jeni Tennison
Received on Friday, 16 April 2010 18:44:03 UTC

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