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Re: Debates of the European Parliament as LOD

From: Alfredo Serafini <seralf@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:45:16 +0100
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To: "Hollink, L." <l.hollink@vu.nl>
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Great! :-)

unfortunately all the services are currently down :-(

2014-11-05 12:19 GMT+01:00 Hollink, L. <l.hollink@vu.nl>:

>  ----- Dataset announcement -----
>
> We are happy to announce the release of a new linked dataset: the
> proceedings of the plenary debates of the European Parliament as Linked
> Open Data.
>
> The dataset covers all plenary debates held in the European Parliament
> (EP) between July 1999 and January 2014, and biographical information about
> the members of parliament. It includes: the monthly sessions of the EP, the
> agenda of debates, the spoken words and translations thereof in 21
> languages; the speakers, their role and the country they represent;
> membership of national parties, European parties and commissions. The data
> is available though a SPARQL endpoint, see
> http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/ for more details.
>
> Please note that this is a first version; we hope you will try it out and
> send us your feedback!
>
> ----- Access to the data -----
> We provide access in three ways:
> • Through a SPARQL endpoint at http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/sparql/
> • Using the ClioPatria web interface at
> http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/
> • By downloading data dumps. See http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/.
>
> We use a CC BY 4.0 license. To acknowledge us, please cite us as: *A.E.
> van Aggelen, L. Hollink. Plenary debates of the European Parliament as
> Linked Open Data. http://www.talkofeurope.eu/data/
> <http://www.talkofeurope.eu/data/>. Website accessed on [*fill in date*].*
>
>  ----- Origins the data -----
> To generate data on the plenary debates, we generated RDF from the HTML
> pages published on the official website of the EP [2]. We collaborated with
> the Political Mashup project [3], who provided scripts to scrape the HTML
> pages. The bibliographical data about members of parliament comes from the
> Automated Database of the European Parliament by Bjørn Høyland of the
> University of Oslo [4]. We translated this database to RDF, linked it to
> the debate data, and made it available as Linked Data as part of the
> dataset.
>
>  ----- Talk of Europe project -----
> The data was created within the Talk of Europe
> <http://www.talkofeurope.eu> project [1]. To stimulate people to work
> with our data, we organise a series of Creative Camps with bursaries for
> participants. The next call for participation is expected to open in
> January 2015. We look forward to your proposals!
>
>  If you would like to keep informed about this dataset, the Talk of
> Europe project and the Creative Camps, please register for our mailinglist
> at http://www.talkofeurope.eu/contact/ .
>
>  Kind regards
>
> Laura Hollink,
> on behalf of the Talk of Europe project partners:
> - Erasmus University Rotterdam / Erasmus Studio (Max Kemman, Martijn
> Kleppe, Henri Beunders)
> - VU University Amsterdam (Astrid van Aggelen, Laura Hollink)
> - The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Johan Oomen, Jaap Blom,
> Victor de Boer)
> - DANS (Marnix van Berchum)
>
>  The Talk of Europe project is supported by CLARIN_NL, CLARIN-ERIC and
> NWO.
>
> [1] http://talkofeurope..eu/ <http://talkofeurope.eu/>
> [2] http://europarl.europa.eu/
> [3] http://politicalmashup.nl/
> [4] http://folk.uio.no/bjornkho/MEP/
>
> --- --- --- --- ---
> Laura Hollink
> Assistant Professor
> Web and Media group
> VU University Amsterdam
> http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laurah/
>
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