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Next version of the LOD cloud diagram. Please provide input, so that your dataset is included.

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:00:19 +0200
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Hi all,


we are in the process of drawing the next version of the LOD cloud diagram.
This time it is likely to contain around 180 datasets altogether having a
size of around 20 billion RDF triples.


For drawing the next version of the LOD cloud, we have started to collect
meta-information about the datasets to be included on CKAN, a registry of
open data and content packages provided by the Open Knowledge Foundation.


The list of datasets about which we have already collected information is be
found here:




In addition to basic meta-information about a dataset such as its size and
the number of links pointing at other datasets, we also collect additional
meta-information about the license of the dataset, alternative access
options like SPARQL endpoints or dataset dumps, and whether there exist a
voiD description of the dataset or a Semantic Web Sitemap.


So if your dataset is not listed yet and you want to have it included into
the next version of the LOD cloud, please add it to CKAN until next
Wednesday (September 8th, 2010).


Also, if we have collected wrong information about your dataset or if your
dataset is only partially described up till now, it would be great if you
could add the missing information.


Guidelines about how to add datasets to CKAN as well as about the tags that
we are using to annotate the datasets are found here:



We thank all contributors in advance for their input and help, which
hopefully will allow us to draw the next version of the LOD cloud as
accurate as possible.




Anja Jentzsch, Richard Cyganiak, Chris Bizer

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