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Fwd: Nature Publishing Group Linked Data Platform

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:39:09 -0700
Message-ID: <CALcEXf4Wbyt-OCr7Pbd220GMtV8mQq890TAoE5Tn5EeqgnqEgQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
In case you haven't seen, Nature PG now has LOD and a SPARQL endpoint :


unfortunately, after a cursory look ( hope i'm wrong) - i don't think the
data links into anything on the semantic web... (mesh terms are literals,
pmids are in NPG's namespace with no links to identifiers.org, etc)


   "Nature Publishing Group (NPG) today is pleased to join the linked data
community by opening up access to its publication data via a linked data
platform. NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at http://data.nature.com.

   The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description
Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000
articles published by NPG since 1869. In this first release, the datasets
include basic citation information (title, author, publication date, etc) as
well as NPG specific ontologies. These datasets are being released under an
open metadata license, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which permits maximal
use/re-use of this data.

   NPG's platform allows for easy querying, exploration and extraction of
data and relationships about articles, contributors, publications, and
subjects. Users can run web-standard SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language
(SPARQL) queries to obtain and manipulate data stored as RDF. The platform
uses standard vocabularies such as Dublin Core, FOAF, PRISM, BIBO and OWL,
and the data is integrated with existing public datasets including CrossRef
and PubMed.

   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. "

Michel Dumontier
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:40:02 UTC

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