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Re: dbpedia lite

From: Ben Lavender <blavender@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 13:34:18 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikqdvwtqK92ob485U_Ue_o3-MOA-GGd9oe3R6LK@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org, public-rdf-ruby@w3.org
Cc: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
Inspired by Nick's gumption, I've made a general release of Spira
available.  'gem install spira' and go.

There's a blog post at http://blog.datagraph.org/2010/05/spira, and
the code is at http://github.com/datagraph/spira

Ben

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Nicholas Humfrey
<nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have been working on a cut down version of dbpedia, called dbpedia lite:
>
> http://dbpedialite.org/
>
>
> "dbpedia lite takes some of the structured data in Wikipedia and presents it
> as Linked Data. It contains a small subset of the data that dbpedia
> contains; it does not attempt to extract data from the Wikipedia infoboxes.
> Data is fetched live from the Wikipedia API. It uses Wikipedia pageIds in
> its URIs to attempt to mitigate the problems of article titles changing over
> time."
>
> The reasons for building it are:
> - to try build a webapp with RDF.db, Spira, Sinatra and Heroku
> - to experiment with using Wikipedia page ids in URIs (instead of titles)
> - to create small (<10) number of triples per thing on a REST API
> - live data for all things in Wikipedia
> - fun!
>
> There is no query interface - only a RESTful interface that following the
> Linking Open Data principles.
>
> Source code is on GitHub:
> http://github.com/njh/dbpedialite
>
>
> nick.
>
>
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