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SPARQL your way to stupor...Southampton first semantic web pub guide?

From: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:50:31 +0100
Message-ID: <6788A63BA7EC0543BDC998EA0C758568804EBC@EMAIL.ordsvy.gov.uk>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>

Although I am posting this from my work address I'd like to point out
that this is not an official Ordnance Survey product, Ordnance Survey
have not started making pub guides, and the views in this pub guide are
not those held by Ordnance Survey surveyors. This work was done purely
on my own time, and is a clear indication I need to get out more :)

A while ago two intrepid explorers undertook a mission to survey all of
the pubs in Southampton. You can find the results written up here:

I decided that this would make a good set of data to turn into RDF. This
resulted in the semantic webs first (?) ever pub guide (for Southampton,
UK). Although the website is far from finished an RDF dump of the pub
guide can be downloaded here:
http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/pubs/models/pubs.rdf . 

This RDF contains lat/long location information for every pub, along
with review and address information. The definition of the concept pub
is taken from the Building and Places ontology
1.1/BuildingsAndPlaces.owl ] and is linked via a
2/SpatialRelations.owl spatial relation] "is located in" to the
[http://os.rkbexplorer.com/description/osr7000000000037256 Southamtpton
entity] from our [http://os.rkbexplorer.com/ Administrative Geography

I'm going to be finishing this off over the weekend I hope...complete
with browsable interface, dereferencable URIs and semantic site maps in
a linked open data stylee. But for now I figured the RDF might be useful
for any Southampton locals fancying a beer over the weekend.



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