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Re: ANN: sameas.org

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:17:38 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0906031617w48dc5b2du48e030105c5ac6cb@mail.gmail.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Ian Millard <icm@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

This is awesome, are you "burning" the URIs also, I see the links below the
URIs point to resource descriptions, are those comprehensive descriptions
from your index or just the sameAs descriptions? What data sources (aside
from sindice) are you pulling your index from? Have you considered the LOD
service [1]? I'm trying to get a feel for if this is something that can
enhance razorbase results, e.g. you found two URIs for Google that razorbase
didn't find.

Also, please see my
on using razorbase to do co-reference lookups.


[1] http://lod.openlinksw.com
[2] http://www.slideshare.net/sdmonroe/razorbase-examples-part-2

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> We are pleased to offer http://sameas.org/ as a service to provide you
> with
> help finding URIs.
> It sort of does what it says:- if you provide a URI, it will give you back
> URIs that may well be co-referent, should any be known to it.
> In addition, by using sindice.com, if you give it a string, it will
> provide
> bundles of URIs that correspond to looking up the string at Sindice and
> processing them at <sameas>.
> Apart from the obvious use of the service through the web-form, simple URIs
> can be provided to do lookups:
> http://sameas.org/?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> http://sameas.org/?q=London
> The following formats are also supported:
> rdf+xml, text/n3, application/json, text/plain
> both through content negotiation and also as a specific URI.
> For example:
> http://sameas.org/rdf?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> http://sameas.org/n3?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> http://sameas.org/html?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> http://sameas.org/json?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> http://sameas.org/text?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
> We believe that the Semantic Web and Linked Data need to develop clear,
> focussed, services that only do one or two things, so that they can be
> composed and utilised by the more complex services, as well as facilitating
> re-use.
> We hope that <sameas> fits into that category, and that Linked Data
> application builders will find it an appropriate and useful service for the
> important task of discovering co-referent URIs.
> In addition, by providing formats oriented towards non-Linked Data
> application, we hope that the use of Linked Data can be spread even wider.
> We currently have about 18M URIs, with an average of 3 URIs per bundle.
> Best
> Ian Millard and Hugh Glaser
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