Re: ANN: Nature Publishing Group Linked Data Platform

On 4/5/12 5:17 AM, Hammond, Tony wrote:
> ** Apologies for cross-posting **
> Hi:
> We just wanted to share this news from yesterday's NPG press release [1]:
>      "Nature Publishing Group (NPG) today is pleased to join the linked data
> community by opening up access to its publication data via a linked data
> platform. NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at
>      The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description
> Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more than 450,000
> articles published by NPG since 1869. In this first release, the datasets
> include basic citation information (title, author, publication date, etc) as
> well as NPG specific ontologies. These datasets are being released under an
> open metadata license, Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which permits maximal
> use/re-use of this data.
>      NPG's platform allows for easy querying, exploration and extraction of
> data and relationships about articles, contributors, publications, and
> subjects. Users can run web-standard SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language
> (SPARQL) queries to obtain and manipulate data stored as RDF. The platform
> uses standard vocabularies such as Dublin Core, FOAF, PRISM, BIBO and OWL,
> and the data is integrated with existing public datasets including CrossRef
> and PubMed.
>      More information about NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at
> Sample queries can be found at
> "
> Cheers,
> Tony
> [1]

Great stuff!

BTW -- do you also expose an RDF dump (directly or via a VoiD graph) ? 
Naturally, I would also like to add this dataset to the LOD cloud cache 
we maintain.



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