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Re: Improving Organization of Govt. based Linked Data Projects

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:10:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4BA660FD.6000706@openlinksw.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hugh Glaser wrote:
> Hi Kingsley, I am right with you - finding stuff is hard.
> But I do think we could make it easier for all of us.
> Just the esw wiki alone requires me to put every set I create into a bunch of place, for example, at least:
> * [[http://esw.w3.org/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/DataSets DataSets]]
> * [[http://esw.w3.org/DataSetRDFDumps RDF Dumps]]
> * [[http://esw.w3.org/SparqlEndpoints SPARQL endpoints]]
> * [[http://esw.w3.org/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/DataSets/LinkStatistics Link Statistics]]
> In the end, I just donít manage it, partially because it entails editing a large wiki page for most (although the move to MW must be an great improvement).
> So if I find the whole thing laborious.
> Telling people to go and edit multiple pages is not really customer oriented (I view the publishers as our customers in the Linked Data world).
I agree, so what about del.icio.us bookmarks?
> Does anyone want to step up to the plate and do a swish repository for this data, with easy entry (including RESTful) and publishing as html, Linked Data, json etc. using voiD, etc?
Even better, I am sure this can be assembled in bits, as Melvin has 
already demonstrated :-)

> Best
> Hugh
> On 20/03/2010 20:18, "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> All,
>> I continue to struggle with easy discovery of Government oriented Linked
>> Data (UK and U.S. are examples). Basically, a long time ago, we
>> established some core principles for Linked Open Data published to the
>> Web. The components where broken down as follows:
>> 1. Publish RDF Data Set archive URLs to a well known location --
>> http://esw.w3.org/DataSetRDFDumps
>> 2. Publish SPARQL Endpoints -- e.g., <http://esw.w3.org/SparqlEndpoints>
>> 3. Publish Linked Data -- an home page or deeply linked URI will do.
>> DBpedia still provides a very nice template for the above.
>> Unfortunately, most of the Govt oriented Linked Data projects haven't
>> quite adopted the scheme above thereby making the process of discovering
>> items 1-3 quite tedious.
>> Suggestions:
>> I think we can tackle this problem by doing the following:
>> 1. Use the moniker Linked Open Govt Data (LOGD) for all Govt. oriented
>> Linked Data projects
>> 2. Use #hashtag #logd on Twitter and "logd" for tagging on del.cio.us --
>> one data is on del.icio.us or Twitter, its basically part of LOD via
>> RDFizers etc..
>> So Far I have:
>> 1. http://delicious.com/kidehen/logd  -- del.icio.us tag



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