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Re: dbpedia lite

From: Nicholas Humfrey <nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 14:25:33 +0100
To: <nathan@webr3.org>
CC: <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C8130DDD.2862E%nicholas.humfrey@bbc.co.uk>
>> 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"

Yes. That is near the top of my todo list :)

Wikipedia pageids aren't available in many of the API calls, which means I
would have to make an http request for each category to get its pageid. I am
looking at submitting patches to MediaWiki to make this easier.


nick.


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