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Re: TimBL mentions Linking Open Data on BBC Radio4

From: Joshua Tauberer <jt@occams.info>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 06:34:09 -0400
Message-ID: <48749421.4040101@occams.info>
To: "Dickinson, Ian J. (HP Labs, Bristol, UK)" <ian.dickinson@hp.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

Dickinson, Ian J. (HP Labs, Bristol, UK) wrote:
> OTOH, it's hard to come up with
> really compelling examples to use with non-specialists. Which
> examples does anyone else use to get the idea of LOD across in the
> mainstream?

I can give an example that someone gave *me*. This is from 'Roger' on my 
GovTrack mail list:

> DBPedia has this example query [in English]:
> "Mayors of US cities higher than 1000m"
> stored here: http://wikipedia.aksw.org/index.php?qid=9
> I don't know how to display the raw SPARQL for this. But I might want
> to "join" this query with:
> "and where earmarks were proposed in the current Congress".
> I saw that earmarks are not yet in GovTrack, but this is an example
> query I could dream up to "join" the disparate data source.

It's still a little esoteric, but earmarks are a hot issue in the U.S.

- Josh Tauberer


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