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Re: Drilling into the LOD Cloud

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:01:34 -0400
Message-ID: <48DFC67E.6000901@openlinksw.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, public-lod@w3.org

Dan Brickley wrote:
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>
>> Ed Summers wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Giovanni Tummarello
>>> <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org> wrote:
>>>  
>>>> I really support your idea for a lod cloud that's actually useful to
>>>> write queries, i promise we'll do the best from sindice to deliver one
>>>> such a thing.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> That sounds like a great idea for a service. Right now I just need a
>>> little diagram that illustrates the links between resources in the LOD
>>> cloud; and the diversity of descriptions from each provider. But, I
>>> guess I should stop begging on here, and just create it eh?
>>>
>>> Thanks for the feedback,
>>> //Ed
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>> Ed,
>>
>> Are you not able to add additional "rdf:type" links between DBpedia 
>> and the following:
>>
>> 1. Yago
>> 2. OpenCyc
>> 3. UMBEL
>>
>> Then between UMBEL and OpenCyc:
>>
>> 1. owl:sameAs
>> 2. owl:equivalentClass
>
> If these thingies are owl:sameAs, then presumably they have same 
> IP-related characteristics, owners, creation dates etc?
>
> Does that mean Cycorp owns UMBEL?
Dan,

No, it implies that in the UMBEL data space you have equivalence between 
Classes used to define UMBEL subject concepts (subject matter entities) 
and OpenCyc.

Simple examples via SPARQL against DBpedia using the SPARQL endpoint: 
<http://dbpedia.org/sparql> :

-- Get DBpedia Entities of Type opencyc:Motorcycle where the 
dbpedia:name contains pattern: "BMW"

define input:inference 'http://dbpedia.org/resource/inference/rules/umbel#'
prefix umbel: <http://umbel.org/umbel/sc/>
prefix dbpedia: <http://dbpedia.org/property/>
prefix opencyc: <http://sw.opencyc.org/2008/06/10/concept/en/>
select ?s
where
{
 ?s a opencyc:Motorcycle.
 ?s dbpedia:name ?n.
 ?n bif:contains "BMW".
}



-- Get DBpedia Entities of Type umbel:Motorcycle where the dbpedia:name 
contains pattern: "BMW"

define input:inference 'http://dbpedia.org/resource/inference/rules/umbel#'
prefix umbel: <http://umbel.org/umbel/sc/>
prefix dbpedia: <http://dbpedia.org/property/>
prefix opencyc: <http://sw.opencyc.org/2008/06/10/concept/en/>
select ?s
where
{
 ?s a umbel:Motorcycle.
 ?s dbpedia:name ?n.
 ?n bif:contains "BMW".
}


Both queries return the same results even though in DBpedia you only 
have entities of type "umbel:Motorcycle" as shown here:
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/BMW_R75> .

Courtesy of UMBEL and UMBEL inference rules applied to DBpedia, we can 
now expand the scope of existing DBpedia entities by exploiting 
relationships that exist across the Classes exposed via "rdf:type". 
Thus, via "rdf:type" we are able to cross over from the instance realm 
to the data dictionary realm, and once in the data dictionary realm 
expand our horizons  via  class level relationships  covering 
equivalence and the broader and narrower transitive relationships in the 
Class Hierarchy.

So OpenCyc doesn't own UMBEL, it is simply associated with UMBEL by 
being part of the data dictionary oriented Linked Data Space that UMBEL 
delivers :-)

Kingsley
>
>> Then between OpenCyc and Wordnet:
>> 1. owl:sameAs
>
> Ditto...
>
> cheers,
>
> Dan
>


-- 


Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Sunday, 28 September 2008 18:02:11 UTC

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