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Re: dbpedia lite

From: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 11:51:21 +0100
To: Ben Lavender <blavender@gmail.com>, <public-lod@w3.org>, <public-rdf-ruby@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C82018B9.28EEB%nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
Fantastic :-D

I will get dbpedia lite updated to use the official 0.0.1 release of Spira.

nick.


On 21/05/2010 12:34, "Ben Lavender" <blavender@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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nick.


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