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Re: Debates of the European Parliament as LOD

From: Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@okfn.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:04:38 +0100
Message-ID: <545A1256.3020507@okfn.org>
To: Alfredo Serafini <seralf@gmail.com>, "Hollink, L." <l.hollink@vu.nl>
CC: "siksleden@cs.uu.nl" <siksleden@cs.uu.nl>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "okfn-nl@lists.okfn.org>" <okfn-nl@lists.okfn.org>, "okfn-discuss@lists.okfn.org" <okfn-discuss@lists.okfn.org>
Hi Laura,

What Alfredo said: all the services are down. Maybe it's interesting to 
choose a more light-weight LOD publishing mechanism which focuses on 
availability [1]?

A public question: does your project intend on updating this data 
regularly with new debates?

Kind regards,

Pieter

[1] Check e.g., http://linkeddatafragments.org or host data dumps on a CDN

On 2014-11-05 12:45, Alfredo Serafini wrote:
> Great! :-)
>
> unfortunately all the services are currently down :-(
>
> 2014-11-05 12:19 GMT+01:00 Hollink, L. <l.hollink@vu.nl 
> <mailto:l.hollink@vu.nl>>:
>
>     ----- Dataset announcement -----
>
>     We are happy to announce the release of a new linked dataset: the
>     proceedings of the plenary debates of the European Parliament as
>     Linked Open Data.
>
>     The dataset covers all plenary debates held in the European
>     Parliament (EP) between July 1999 and January 2014, and
>     biographical information about the members of parliament. It
>     includes: the monthly sessions of the EP, the agenda of debates,
>     the spoken words and translations thereof in 21 languages; the
>     speakers, their role and the country they represent; membership of
>     national parties, European parties and commissions. The data is
>     available though a SPARQL endpoint, see
>     http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/ for more details.
>
>     Please note that this is a first version; we hope you will try it
>     out and send us your feedback!
>
>     ----- Access to the data -----
>     We provide access in three ways:
>     • Through a SPARQL endpoint at
>     http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/sparql/
>     • Using the ClioPatria web interface at
>     http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/
>     • By downloading data dumps. See http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/.
>
>     We use a CC BY 4.0 license. To acknowledge us, please cite us as:
>     /A.E. van Aggelen, L. Hollink. Plenary debates of the European
>     Parliament as Linked Open Data. http://www.talkofeurope.eu/data/.
>     Website accessed on [/fill in date/]./
>
>     ----- Origins the data -----
>     To generate data on the plenary debates, we generated RDF from the
>     HTML pages published on the official website of the EP [2]. We
>     collaborated with the Political Mashup project [3], who provided
>     scripts to scrape the HTML pages. The bibliographical data about
>     members of parliament comes from the Automated Database of the
>     European Parliament by Bjørn Høyland of the University of Oslo
>     [4]. We translated this database to RDF, linked it to the debate
>     data, and made it available as Linked Data as part of the dataset.
>     /
>     /
>     ----- Talk of Europe project -----
>     The data was created within the Talk of Europe
>     <http://www.talkofeurope.eu> project [1]. To stimulate people to
>     work with our data, we organise a series of Creative Camps with
>     bursaries for participants. The next call for participation is
>     expected to open in January 2015. We look forward to your proposals!
>
>     If you would like to keep informed about this dataset, the Talk of
>     Europe project and the Creative Camps, please register for our
>     mailinglist at http://www.talkofeurope.eu/contact/ .
>
>     Kind regards
>
>     Laura Hollink,
>     on behalf of the Talk of Europe project partners:
>     - Erasmus University Rotterdam / Erasmus Studio (Max Kemman,
>     Martijn Kleppe, Henri Beunders)
>     - VU University Amsterdam (Astrid van Aggelen, Laura Hollink)
>     - The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Johan Oomen,
>     Jaap Blom, Victor de Boer)
>     - DANS (Marnix van Berchum)
>
>     The Talk of Europe project is supported by CLARIN_NL, CLARIN-ERIC
>     and NWO.
>
>     [1] http://talkofeurope..eu/ <http://talkofeurope.eu/>
>     [2] http://europarl.europa.eu/
>     [3] http://politicalmashup.nl/
>     [4] http://folk.uio.no/bjornkho/MEP/
>
>     --- --- --- --- ---
>     Laura Hollink
>     Assistant Professor
>     Web and Media group
>     VU University Amsterdam
>     http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laurah/ <http://www.cs.vu.nl/%7Elaurah/>
>
>


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