Re: ANN:

Dear Sherman,

On 04/06/2009 00:17, "Sherman Monroe" <> wrote:

> Hugh,
> This is awesome, 
Very kind.
> are you "burning" the URIs also,
Sorry, not sure what you mean.
No URIs are minted on sameAs (other than the implied search ones).
> I see the links below the
> URIs point to resource descriptions, are those comprehensive descriptions from
> your index or just the sameAs descriptions?
I think the answer to this is that we are simply serving URIs, and any
descriptions come from resolution.
> What data sources (aside from
> sindice) are you pulling your index from?
The sources are quite wide, but actually as I recall, I have not used
Sindice at all to generate the data.
Sindice provides a similar service by using the query Giovanni published,
but over different data (and perhaps with different service packaging), and
so it didn't seem worth duplicating that (I avoid duplicating things without
adding value).
The answers will of course be different - what I am aiming for is a more
controlled view, compared with the looser sindice view.
(Of course we are still vulnerable to errors, and I do know of some.)
The sources are very varied, from rdf dumps to SPARQL queries to files
provided by publishers.
> Have you considered the LOD service
> [1]? I'm trying to get a feel for if this is something that can enhance
> razorbase results, e.g. you found two URIs for Google that razorbase didn't
> find. 
I think I used openlinksw to provide some of the data, but I'm not sure
what. I think it may have been stuff involving skos:{closeMatch,exactMatch}

Fundamentally we began gathering this data for our purposes to use in the
RKBExplorer stuff, and so it seemed a useful thing to do to make it
> Also, please see my slides
> <>  [2] on using
> razorbase to do co-reference lookups.
> Thanks,
> -sherman
> [1]
> [2]
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Hugh Glaser <> wrote:
>> We are pleased to offer as a service to provide you with
>> help finding URIs.
>> It sort of does what it says:- if you provide a URI, it will give you back
>> URIs that may well be co-referent, should any be known to it.
>> In addition, by using <> , if you give it a
>> string, it will provide
>> bundles of URIs that correspond to looking up the string at Sindice and
>> processing them at <sameas>.
>> Apart from the obvious use of the service through the web-form, simple URIs
>> can be provided to do lookups:
>> The following formats are also supported:
>> rdf+xml, text/n3, application/json, text/plain
>> both through content negotiation and also as a specific URI.
>> For example:
>> We believe that the Semantic Web and Linked Data need to develop clear,
>> focussed, services that only do one or two things, so that they can be
>> composed and utilised by the more complex services, as well as facilitating
>> re-use.
>> We hope that <sameas> fits into that category, and that Linked Data
>> application builders will find it an appropriate and useful service for the
>> important task of discovering co-referent URIs.
>> In addition, by providing formats oriented towards non-Linked Data
>> application, we hope that the use of Linked Data can be spread even wider.
>> We currently have about 18M URIs, with an average of 3 URIs per bundle.
>> Best
>> Ian Millard and Hugh Glaser
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