Re: BBC Programmes and Music Data in the Talis Platform

Ian Davis wrote:
> Hi all,
> You can now query BBC programmes and music data using SPARQL provided 
> by the Talis Platform. As I'm sure you know the BBC have been 
> publishing linked data for quite a while now and more recently we have 
> been working with them to spider this data and aggregate it into a 
> Talis Platform store. In this way we can provide full SPARQL access 
> across all the BBC data as well as faceting, full text search and 
> other goodies.
> The BBC's official announcement to the backstage community is here: 
> <>
> We have put together a number of demos and a lot of sample SPARQL 
> queries to get you started: 
> <>
> The Talis Platform store is at: 
> <> (the SPARQL endpoint is 
> <> and an 
> interactive interface is here: 
> <>). If 
> you need help using the store's features then 
> <> may be useful.
> We will also be blogging constantly highlighting cool uses of the data 
> on the Talis Platform developer blog at <>
> Finally, thanks to all the amazing people at the BBC who have put so 
> much effort into building out a really important part of the Linked 
> Data Web.
> Have fun!
> Ian
Naturally, you can also explore the BBC's Linked Data space via:


When using our particular data space, there is a facility for saving 
your queries. The most interesting saved queries will appear on the 
"showcase query" list. Of course we'll also put some our more 
sophisticated SPARQL query examples up you easy assimilation and adaptation.




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Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 18:00:12 UTC