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Re: Concordance, Reconciliation, and shared identifiers

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:44:00 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=abb74KD0sR=3E4PVXk6S1x6bDd+OhZykrQw1c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>

On Friday, October 22, 2010, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> On 10/22/10 11:47 AM, Leigh Dodds wrote:
> A great project would be for someone to produce a Linked Data wrapper
> for the Guardian API, that allows linking *in* to their data, based on
> ISBNs and MusicBrainz ids. Its on my TODO list, but then so is a lot
> of other stuff ;)
> We've had sponger meta cartridges [1] for the Guardian API since its
> early incarnations.

Do you have an actual example of that? I had a look at the docs and I
couldn't see how/where the Guardian API data was being surfaced. The
meta cartridge seems to pull a small amount of info from the Guardian
website, rather than the OpenPlatform.

> Again, it would be interesting to build bridges between different
> communities by showing how one can achieve the same effects with
> Linked Data, as well as integrating Linked Data into those services by
> providing gateways services, e.g. implementing the same API but backed
> by RDF. This is what I did for the Gridworks, but the same could be
> extended to other services.
> On our part, we've been doing so since Linked Data inception, and will
> continue to do so

Well the more effort the better. Has anyone else explored the
boundaries between the Linked Data cloud and other APIs and services?

What do people think of more tailored lookup and access services onto
Linked Data over and above simple follow your nose and SPARQL?



Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Received on Saturday, 23 October 2010 09:44:33 UTC

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