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ANN: NPG expands Linked Data Platform to over a quarter billion triples

From: Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:13:12 +0000
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC303F47.67F6%t.hammond@nature.com>
** Apologies for cross-posting **

Hi:

We just wanted to share this news from yesterday's NPG press release
[1]:

    "As part of its wider commitment to open science, Nature Publishing
Group's (NPG) Linked Data Platform now hosts more than 270 million
Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements. It has been expanded
more than ten times, in a growing number of datasets. These datasets
have been created under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver."

    Available at http://data.nature.com, the platform now contains
bibliographic metadata for all NPG titles, including Scientific American
back to 1845, and NPG's academic journals published on behalf of our
society partners. NPG's Linked Data Platform now includes citation
metadata for all published article references. The NPG subject ontology
is also significantly expanded."

The data is available both for SPARQL query and for download as RDF
snapshots. Note too that the data is being updated dynamically as new
articles are published to nature.com. And for those who may have visited
before this time we have fixed content negotiation.

As for the downloads we do need to improve our navigation, but if your
go to the documentation page on the developers site, take the main link
at right for Linked Data Platform and see under the head "Data
Snapshots". We just ask that you register first, but thereafter the data
is freely available by individual graph or as a complete distribution.

More information about NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at
http://developers.nature.com/docs. Sample queries can be found at
http://data.nature.com/query.

Cheers,

Tony

[1] http://www.nature.com/press_releases/ldp.html

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