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Re: Debates of the European Parliament as LOD

From: Andreas Kuckartz <a.kuckartz@ping.de>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:48:33 +0100
Message-ID: <545A54E1.308@ping.de>
To: "Hollink, L." <l.hollink@vu.nl>, "siksleden@cs.uu.nl" <siksleden@cs.uu.nl>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "okfn-nl@lists.okfn.org>" <okfn-nl@lists.okfn.org>, "okfn-discuss@lists.okfn.org" <okfn-discuss@lists.okfn.org>
Hello,

those interested in such work should also consider joining the W3C Open
Government Community Group:
http://www.w3.org/community/opengov/

Cheers,
Andreas
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Hollink, L. wrote:
> ----- 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/. 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/
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 16:49:08 UTC

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