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Re: Web NDL Authorities from National Diet Library of Japan

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 09:50:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4E157356.3020607@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/7/11 1:43 AM, KANZAKI Masahide wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> National Diet Library of Japan just launched the Web NDL Authorities
> Service [1], which provides name authorities and subject headings as
> Linked Data.
>
> It offers about a million authority records as 15M RDF triples. Each
> record is described with such vocabularies as SKOS, SKOS-XL, DC and
> RDA Elements G2. Records are linked to LCSH, VIAF etc. with SKOS
> mapping properties where applicable.
>
> The service delivers HTML, RDF/XML or Turtle representation depending
> on the request's accept header, or explicit extension (.html, .rdf,
> .ttl respectively). For example, a Turtle description of Natsume
> Soseki will be obtained from [2]. It also provides a SPARQL endpoint
> [3].
>
> Name authority records have corresponding entity URIs in order to
> distinguish creators (person/organizations) from their descriptions
> (authority records).
>
> Subject heading records are the successor of Web NDLSH, with the
> identical URIs as previous service.
>
> Although the service has only Japanese UI, almost all records have
> English transcription so that you can search names/headings by English
> words.
>
> best wishes,
>
> [1] http://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndla/
> [2] http://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndlna/00054222.ttl
> [3] http://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndla/sparql/ (endpoint URI is the same as
> [1]. this is an introduction page)
>
Great news!

Please confirm existence of a compete data dump since [2] above is a 
sample resource URL.

Re. sparql endpoint, are you able to provide a sample SPARQL protocol 
URL that also serves as a usage example?

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