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Example of Interlinked Data of the Monarch Butterfly from TXN, Uniprot, DBpedia, BBC, EUNIS

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:44:01 -0500
Message-ID: <CAE0MQeHSXR0NrPGqaKkL=WQmnY9mHKnBfsaWPShWok8sFeZzzg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Cc: Søren Roug <Soren.Roug@eea.europa.eu>, Jerven Bolleman <jerven.bolleman@isb-sib.ch>, Tom Scott <tascott@gmail.com>, Anne Thessen <athessen@mbl.edu>, David Patterson <dpatterson@mbl.edu>
Hi LOD'ers,

I am thinking that this might be good example of the benefits of linked
data - each source contributes part which makes the whole better and more
usable.

I thought I would ask the list what they thought.

Examples of the interlinked data for the Monarch Butterfly (As viewed in
the TaxonConcept Knowledge Base view).

 *The KB view is optimized for following the links between the interrelated
data sets, if you want "pretty" check out the human site of each data set
provider.

These are different interlinked data sets about this species, the Monarch
Butterfly *Danaus plexippus. *Just one click away from each other.
(bit.lylinks in case the long URL's get munged)

TXN http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp.html
KB (http://bit.ly/w8Ra8c )
http://lsd.taxonconcept.org/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flod.taxonconcept.org%2Fses%2FmCcSp%23Species

Uniprot http://www.uniprot.org/taxonomy/13037
KB (http://bit.ly/x4Mb4r )
http://lsd.taxonconcept.org/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpurl.uniprot.org%2Ftaxonomy%2F13037

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_%28butterfly%29
DBpedia KB (http://bit.ly/y92xEd )
http://dbpedia.org/page/Monarch_%28butterfly%29

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Monarch_%28butterfly%29
KB (http://bit.ly/x08w7f )
http://lsd.taxonconcept.org/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnature%2Fspecies%2FMonarch_%28butterfly%29%23species

EUNIS http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/species/90910
KB (http://bit.ly/A0bdq3 )
http://lsd.taxonconcept.org/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Feunis.eea.europa.eu%2Fspecies%2F90910

One could now assign these to be sameAs and pull all this information
together, or just pull in those parts that they think are appropriate.

I think some groups are so concerned about keeping their walled garden and
defending it from other walled gardens that they are missing the big
picture.

*A global cloud of accessible interlinked data sets, from which you can
pull what interests you.*

-- Pete

P.S. This example just contains a subset of what you can get by following
your nose through anyone of these LOD datasets.

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Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Email: pdevries@wisc.edu
TaxonConcept <http://www.taxonconcept.org/>  &
GeoSpecies<http://about.geospecies.org/> Knowledge
Bases
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