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Re: Fwd: Nature Publishing Group Linked Data Platform

From: RebholzSchuhmann <d.rebholz.schuhmann@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:57:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4F7E153A.9070101@gmail.com>
To: Mark <markw@illuminae.com>
CC: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>, Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen@gmail.com>, w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi all,

NPG was also part of the SESL project. So, they are aware of the needs 
of the Semantic Web Community. I guess the sophisticated approach is for 
later. :-)

     -drs-

On 05/04/2012 19:36, Mark wrote:
> That's the most frustrating thing about many "triplification" 
> initiatives... the use of (only) literals for identifiers!  :-/  It's 
> like giving the path information for your URL, without giving the 
> domain-name!  I don't understand why the Web is so ~intuitive to 
> people now, but the Semantic Web is not...?!?  Nobody would ever do 
> that on The Web... but the Semantic Web is the same thing - it's the 
> same concept!  How can you get it wrong??  How can NATURE get it wrong???
>
> Sigh... my head hurts from the brick wall that I'm trying to 
> break-through with it...
>
> Sorry for venting, but I'm sure that Nature invested a lot of money 
> into doing this, and... OUCH!  Another brick!
>
> M
>
>
>
> On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:00:24 +0200, Egon Willighagen 
> <egon.willighagen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> That they do not do these things yet, sounds like a there are a lot of
>> opportunities...
>>
>> Egon
>> Op 5 apr. 2012 17:41 schreef "Michel Dumontier" 
>> <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
>> het volgende:
>>
>>> In case you haven't seen, Nature PG now has LOD and a SPARQL endpoint :
>>>
>>> http://www.nature.com/press_releases/linkeddata.html
>>>
>>> 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)
>>>
>>> m.
>>>
>>>
>>>    "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
>>> http://dumontierlab.com
>>>
>
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