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dbpedia lite

From: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 13:55:31 +0100
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I have been working on a cut down version of dbpedia, called dbpedia lite:


"dbpedia lite takes some of the structured data in Wikipedia and presents it
as Linked Data. It contains a small subset of the data that dbpedia
contains; it does not attempt to extract data from the Wikipedia infoboxes.
Data is fetched live from the Wikipedia API. It uses Wikipedia pageIds in
its URIs to attempt to mitigate the problems of article titles changing over

The reasons for building it are:
- to try build a webapp with RDF.db, Spira, Sinatra and Heroku
- to experiment with using Wikipedia page ids in URIs (instead of titles)
- to create small (<10) number of triples per thing on a REST API
- live data for all things in Wikipedia
- fun!

There is no query interface - only a RESTful interface that following the
Linking Open Data principles.

Source code is on GitHub:


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