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Re: dbpedia lite

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 09:18:11 -0400
Message-ID: <4BED4D93.60004@openlinksw.com>
To: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, public-rdf-ruby@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
> nick.
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Re. <http://dbpedialite.org/>, any chance that you could add <link 
rel="alternate" .../> links in <head/> such that the HTML based 
Descriptor Docs are associated with alternative Descriptor Docs in 
different formats (JSON, N3 etc..).

In addition, would you consider adding RDFa into the HTML Descriptor 
docs such that they to becomes a machine readable structured Linked Data 
Sources for RDFa aware agents etc.



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