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RE: VIAF SPARQL Endpoint

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:09:04 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF59135A94E2@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Hugh Glaser" <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "Dimitris Kontokostas" <kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Cc: "Linked Data community" <public-lod@w3.org>
We don't have a SPARQL endpoint available, but the data is available
under the ODC-By license: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/

The VoID dataset description provides additional details:

http://viaf.org/viaf/data

In particular, note the cc:useGuidelines which has a clause for "special
cases":

http://viaf.org/viaf/data/#norms

Further details can be found on our Data licenses and attribution page:

https://www.oclc.org/data/attribution.en.html

Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Hugh Glaser [mailto:hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:56 AM
To: Dimitris Kontokostas
Cc: Linked Data community
Subject: Re: VIAF SPARQL Endpoint

Ah, you have asked the Open World question :-) So you are unlikely to
get a "no" answer.

I think it is unlikely - OCLC have been rumoured to be rather litigious
in the past about people republishing their data.
So people I know have been careful about using it in any way that
implies republishing.

I'm not sure what you want, but if it is linkage you are after, they
have been very cooperative, and have sent me their sameAs data.
It is available in its own store at http://sameas.org/store/viaf/ It is
also in the main sameAs store (where it links to non-VIAF data), for
example:
http://sameas.org/html?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/August_Wilhelm_Zu
mpt will give all the VIAF URIs for the dbpedia resource.

Best
Hugh

On 20 Mar 2013, at 10:07, Dimitris Kontokostas
<kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> VIAF [1]  already serves Link Data [1] but I was wondering if there is
a public SPARQL endpoint for that. 
> Maybe hosted elsewhere?
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Dimitris
> 
> [1] http://viaf.org/viaf/data/
> [2] http://viaf.org/viaf/7524651/
> 
> --
> Dimitris Kontokostas
> Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig Research Group: 
> http://aksw.org Homepage:http://aksw.org/DimitrisKontokostas
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