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Re: Improving Organization of Govt. based Linked Data Projects

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:47:23 +0000
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEW3|e96a26e701552243cc31a8ec50440f59m2KBlQ02hg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|C7CBB7CB.10F0A%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Hi Kingsley, I am right with you - finding stuff is hard.
But I do think we could make it easier for all of us.
Just the esw wiki alone requires me to put every set I create into a bunch of place, for example, at least:
* [[http://esw.w3.org/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/DataSets DataSets]]
* [[http://esw.w3.org/DataSetRDFDumps RDF Dumps]]
* [[http://esw.w3.org/SparqlEndpoints SPARQL endpoints]]
* [[http://esw.w3.org/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/DataSets/LinkStatistics Link Statistics]]


In the end, I just donít manage it, partially because it entails editing a large wiki page for most (although the move to MW must be an great improvement).

So if I find the whole thing laborious.
Telling people to go and edit multiple pages is not really customer oriented (I view the publishers as our customers in the Linked Data world).

Does anyone want to step up to the plate and do a swish repository for this data, with easy entry (including RESTful) and publishing as html, Linked Data, json etc. using voiD, etc?

Best
Hugh

On 20/03/2010 20:18, "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> All,
>
> I continue to struggle with easy discovery of Government oriented Linked
> Data (UK and U.S. are examples). Basically, a long time ago, we
> established some core principles for Linked Open Data published to the
> Web. The components where broken down as follows:
>
> 1. Publish RDF Data Set archive URLs to a well known location --
> http://esw.w3.org/DataSetRDFDumps
> 2. Publish SPARQL Endpoints -- e.g., <http://esw.w3.org/SparqlEndpoints>
> 3. Publish Linked Data -- an home page or deeply linked URI will do.
>
> DBpedia still provides a very nice template for the above.
>
> Unfortunately, most of the Govt oriented Linked Data projects haven't
> quite adopted the scheme above thereby making the process of discovering
> items 1-3 quite tedious.
>
> Suggestions:
>
> I think we can tackle this problem by doing the following:
>
> 1. Use the moniker Linked Open Govt Data (LOGD) for all Govt. oriented
> Linked Data projects
> 2. Use #hashtag #logd on Twitter and "logd" for tagging on del.cio.us --
> one data is on del.icio.us or Twitter, its basically part of LOD via
> RDFizers etc..
>
> So Far I have:
>
> 1. http://delicious.com/kidehen/logd  -- del.icio.us tag
>
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