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Re: Semantic CrunchBase

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:03:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4887F101.9020101@openlinksw.com>
To: bnowack@semsol.com
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Benjamin Nowack wrote:
> Hi,
>
> A first version is now online[1]. The setup isn't complete yet (conneg is
> still missing, and there are no mappings to other LOD datasets or even 
> known vocabs).
>
> I took a slightly different approach to publishing the data. The resource
> URIs are (fake-)hash-based (e.g. [2]), the related doc contains a pointer
> to an RDF/XML (or conneg'd RDF/JSON) version. The HTML pages contain (the 
> beginning of) a new rdf-in-html format (called poshRDF) I'm experimenting
> with, but I could possibly turn them into RDFa as well.
>
> WRT to the attribution requirement, I've added links to the original source
> at the resource level, so at least resource-oriented RDF browsers should
> auto-render those back-links to crunchbase.com.
>
> Cheers so far,
> Benji
>
>
> [1] http://cb.semsol.org/
> [2] http://cb.semsol.org/company/facebook#self
>
> --
> Benjamin Nowack
> http://bnode.org/
>
>   

Bengee,

Cool!

I found Digg to be a better demo re. the Linked Data Space that you are 
materializing from Crunchbase [1].

So my little demo sequence goes like this:

1. Open <http://cb.semsol.org/company/digg> in Firefox (with the 
OpenLink Data Explorer Extension [2] )
2. Take: View | Linked Data Sources path (via main or context menu routes)
3. Linked Data Graph revealed starting the graph exploration from the 
description of the (X)HTML container document.


Links:

1. 
http://demo.openlinksw.com/rdfbrowser2/?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcb.semsol.org%2Fcompany%2Fdigg
2. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8062


Kingsley
> On 17.07.2008 21:16:14, Benjamin Nowack wrote:
>   
>> Heyup,
>>
>> Just a short heads-up that I'm working on an RDF export and SPARQL
>> thingy for the recently announced[1] CrunchBase API[2]. The data is
>> really cool and could probably make a great LOD node. I'm in loose[3]
>> contact with the folks behind the API, they seem to be pretty open (we
>> may have to inject attribution triples somehow). Anyway, I'm still
>> importing the 27K source graphs, but might need some help with 
>> generating hooks into dbpedia (or whatever makes sense link-wise) once
>> I've set up browser and endpoint.
>>
>> Cheers so far,
>> Benji
>>
>> [1]
>> http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/15/crunchbase-now-has-an-api-so-grab-our-data
>> /
>> [2] http://www.crunchbase.com/help/api
>> [3] http://twitter.com/crunchbase/statuses/861102925
>>
>> --
>> Benjamin Nowack
>> http://bnode.org/
>>
>>
>>     
>
>
>
>   


-- 


Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Thursday, 24 July 2008 03:04:05 UTC

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