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Re: [Eurostat dataset] riese = linked data + RDFa

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Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 19:23:41 +0700
Message-ID: <00ed01c86404$1fe83ea0$b30a010a@Paola>
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Dear Michel
A semantic application for humans, how refreshing
I want to congratulate on the effort, the interface is nice and friendly
It even says 'humans welcome', things must be changing...

I tried a clickin a few buttons and it retuned 'no data found' but I will 
again (always in a hurry, bad connection etc)
Has it been fully populated or is it my browser again?
I will try to give you more feedback later
Well done, hopefully it will become established practice
is it optimized for any browser in particular?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
To: <semantic-web@w3.org>; "Linking Open Data" 
<linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>; "RDFa" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>; 
"SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:54 PM
Subject: [Eurostat dataset] riese = linked data + RDFa

[[ Apologies in case you receive multiple copies of this announcement ]]

The 'riese' awakes: We are happy being able to announce the alpha
of riese (RDFizing and Interlinking the EuroStat Data Set Effort):


To the best of our knowledge this is the first approach deploying
linked data with XHTML+RDFa. With 'riese' we aim at serving both humans
(with a nice GUI) and machines (with RDF-based metadata) from a single

Although we currently only serve some 5 million RDF triples, the goal
is to have the entire Eurostat dataset (3 billion triples) online, along
with millions of high-quality interlinks. The interlinking in 'riese'
is hybrid: On the one hand we use standard template-based interlinking
for, e.g. geonames interlinking, on the other hand we offer an interface
to add semantic links in a Wiki manner, called User Contributed
Interlinking (UCI).

Regarding Semantic Web technologies, the following is an excerpt of what
has been used to build 'riese':

 + linked data [1]
 + XHTML+RDFa [2]
 + SKOS [3]
 + SW crawling sitemap extension [4]

Enjoy 'riese' and please contact us for feature requests or bug reports


The riese-team,

Wolfgang, Yves & Michael

PS: In case you wonder what 'riese' means: it's a pun - 'riese'
    is the German word for giant ;)

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/
[4] http://sw.deri.org/2007/07/sitemapextension/

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
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