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Re: dbpedia lite

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 14:05:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4BED4AB2.4080206@webr3.org>
To: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Nicholas Humfrey wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have been working on a cut down version of dbpedia, called dbpedia lite:
> 
> http://dbpedialite.org/
> 
> 
> "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
> time."
> 
> 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:
> http://github.com/njh/dbpedialite

Fantastic, really like it, good effort!

One suggestion ;) would be *really* nice to have the Categories and 
links to other resources in their too , would be v usable and a bit more 
"linky"

Best,

Nathan
Received on Friday, 14 May 2010 13:14:12 UTC

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