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ANN: NPG expands Linked Data Platform to over a quarter billion triples

From: Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:35:21 +0000
To: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC304478.67FA%t.hammond@nature.com>

I wanted to forward the following message which we just posted to the public-lod list.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to ask about linking of data citations (aka accession numbers) which we have now included in this release. We were aiming to use Bio2RDF URIs but stopped short because not all namespaces we required were registered as BIO2RDF namespaces and we though we needed more time for analysis. Is this still the right direction we should be pursuing?

Note, however, that we *have* used Bio2RDF URIs for MeSH terms.

We also fixed the PubMed URI pattern we used last time and adopted the standard form following useful comments received earlier on this list.

So, currently our citations are linked primarily to CrossRef and PubMed  although other link targets are being added, while our data citations are nominally pegged for Bio2RDF linking pending a steer from this group and others.

We would welcome any feedback on data modelling and linking.



We just wanted to share this news from yesterday's NPG press release

    "As part of its wider commitment to open science, Nature Publishing
Group's (NPG) Linked Data Platform now hosts more than 270 million
Resource Description Framework (RDF) statements. It has been expanded
more than ten times, in a growing number of datasets. These datasets
have been created under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver."

    Available at http://data.nature.com, the platform now contains
bibliographic metadata for all NPG titles, including Scientific American
back to 1845, and NPG's academic journals published on behalf of our
society partners. NPG's Linked Data Platform now includes citation
metadata for all published article references. The NPG subject ontology
is also significantly expanded."

The data is available both for SPARQL query and for download as RDF
snapshots. Note too that the data is being updated dynamically as new
articles are published to nature.com. And for those who may have visited
before this time we have fixed content negotiation.

As for the downloads we do need to improve our navigation, but if your
go to the documentation page on the developers site, take the main link
at right for Linked Data Platform and see under the head "Data
Snapshots". We just ask that you register first, but thereafter the data
is freely available by individual graph or as a complete distribution.

More information about NPG's Linked Data Platform is available at
http://developers.nature.com/docs. Sample queries can be found at



[1] http://www.nature.com/press_releases/ldp.html

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