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Re: Get your dataset on the next LOD cloud diagram

From: Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche <py.vandenbussche@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:25:18 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+D1Oa=k5ybcVRk+8pUu_dtedEHTuYiiNx8wVEb3-Y05NyYXEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Yrjana Rankka <ghard@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi LODers,

The Web of Data is by definition an uncontrolled environment, and by nature
constantly evolving. In this respect the cloud diagram is in my opinion a
snapshot of the LOD at a particular moment. Last version is almost
unreadable in a A4 paper and we passed the era of "the more dataset we have
the better". After the *Expansion era* now it's time for *quality and
reliability era* :) In this context, a "dead dataset" has no place. (i) By
dead dataset I also mean a dataset which is not maintained anymore. (ii) By
dead dataset I mean a dataset which is neither accessible via a dump nor an

(i) may be solved by asking, just like a paper submission, data providers to
update their CKAN dataset profile page for the new cloud diagram release...

(ii) may be solved by filtering, among CKAN dataset collection, those which
are not available (dump and endpoint) since last month.

If this suggestion makes sense, I could help you on the last point by giving
you SPARQL endpoint availability since last month http://bit.ly/dVztWw.

Additionally, some cloud variants may be generated or SVG file could be
given so may contribute to give a particular view of the cloud...

Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche.

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Yrjana Rankka <ghard@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> On 7/12/11 21:33 , Giovanni Tummarello wrote:
>> Hi out of curiousity
>> Will you be taking off the diagram those that are NOT online regularly?
> How about marking them as having one or more of the following:
> 1. A dump is available upon request to <email>
> 2. A dump is online at <URL>
> 3. A SPARQL endpoint available at <URL>
> 4. Sitemap available at <URL>
> Of course one might qualify availability/reliability as attributes to 2. -
> 4. but existence of a linked dataset shouldn't imply it being available
> online on a 24/7/36[45] basis.
> Yrjänä
>  Gio
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Pablo Mendes<pablomendes@gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> Dear fellow Linked Open Data publishers and consumers,
>>> We are in the process of regenerating the next LOD cloud diagram and
>>> associated statistics [1]. We would like to invite those of you who
>>> publish
>>> data sets as Linked Data to join the other ~2000 data sets already in
>>> CKAN (
>>> http://ckan.net ) to help us extend the list of ~300 candidates to the
>>> LOD
>>> cloud diagram. For those of you that already have entries on CKAN, we ask
>>> you to please review and update your entries accordingly. Please finalize
>>> your dataset descriptions until the end of this week to ensure that your
>>> entry will be considered for this round of the diagram.
>>> We will be analyzing all data sets tagged with "lod" in CKAN from the
>>> perspective of a data consumer, looking for best practices that make it
>>> easier to access, understand and use your data. The compliance with the
>>> best
>>> practices will be checked manually and with scripts that download and
>>> analyze data from the data sources. Therefore it is important that you
>>> provide as much information as possible in your CKAN entry.
>>> You can use the CKAN entry for DBpedia as one example:
>>> http://ckan.net/package/**dbpedia <http://ckan.net/package/dbpedia>
>>> In order to aid you in this quest, we have provided a validation page for
>>> your CKAN entry with step-by-step guidance for the information that we
>>> will
>>> be looking for:
>>> http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.**de/lodcloud/ckan/validator/<http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/ckan/validator/>
>>> After you have completed the description of your data sets, we invite you
>>> to
>>> fill up this 5 minutes survey about your experience. This will help us to
>>> make the process easier, more complete and exciting for the next time
>>> around.
>>> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/**TDS3TML<http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TDS3TML>
>>> Thank you and happy dataset description!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Pablo, Anja, Richard and Chris
>>> [1] http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.**de/lodcloud/state/<http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/state/>
> --
> Mr. Yrjana Rankka        | ghard@openlinksw.com
> Developer, Virtuoso Team | http://www.openlinksw.com
>                         | Making Technology Work For You
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:26:09 UTC

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