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Re: [HELP] Can you please update information about your dataset?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 07:50:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4A82AC9D.8020108@openlinksw.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>, Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, Anja Jentzsch <anja@anjeve.de>
Hugh Glaser wrote:
> On 12/08/2009 08:45, "Jun Zhao" <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Hugh,
>> Thanks for championing voiD here:)
>> I would love to avoid the manual editing too. As Leigh said, editing esw
>> wiki is not the best experience you could have.
>> Do you have a voiD description creator/editor you can share with the
>> community?
> I am really sorry to report that we don't.
> We have php code that generates it from a CRS (Co-ref Service) (written by
> Richard Cyganiak and Ian Millard), but it wouldn't just move somewhere else
> as it stands.
> I know Ian is working on improving it to deal with internal sameAs better.
> Of course anyone is welcome to have that if it helps.
> Aldo, could you generate voiD from an appropriate Google spreadsheet?

If the RDFizer takes the form of a Virtuoso Sponger Cartridge, you get 
VoiD gratis :-)

> Cheers
> Hugh
>> Hugh Glaser wrote:
>>> Please no! Not another manual entry system.
>>> I had already decided I just haven't got the time to manually maintain this
>>> constantly changing set of numbers, so would not be responding to the request
>>> to update.
>>> (In fact, the number of different places that a good LD citizen has to put
>>> their data into the esw wiki is really rather high.)
>>> Last time Anja was kind enough to put a lot of effort into processing the
>>> graphviz for us to generate the numbers, but this is not the way to do it.
>>> In our case, we have 39 different stores, with linkages between them and to
>>> others outside.
>>> There are therefore 504 numbers to represent the linkage, although they don't
>>> all meet a threshold.
>>> For details of the linkage in rkbexplorer see pictures at
>>> http://www.rkbexplorer.com/linkage/ or query http://void.rkbexplorer.com/ .
>>> And these figures are constantly changing, as the system identifies more -
>>> there can be more than 1000 a day.
>>> If any more work is to be put into generating this picture, it really should
>>> be from voiD descriptions, which we already make available for all our
>>> datasets.
>>> And for those who want to do it by hand, a simple system to allow them to
>>> specify the linkage using voiD would get the entry into a format for the voiD
>>> processor to use (I'm happy to host the data if need be).
>>> Or Aldo's system could generate its RDF using the voiD ontology, thus
>>> providing the manual entry system?
>>> I know we have been here before, and almost got to the voiD processor thing:-
>>> please can we try again?
>> Sure, this will be an interesting experiment.
>> Regards,
>> Jun



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