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ANN: D2R Server publishing the DBLP Bibliography as Linked Data (Semantic Web grows 10%)

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 14:57:03 +0100
To: <semantic-web@w3.org>, <semantic_web@googlegroups.com>
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we have launched a D2R Server today that publishes the DBLP bibliography
database as linked RDF data on the Semantic Web.

The DBLP database provides bibliographic information on major computer
science journals and conference proceedings. The database contains more than
800.000 articles and 400.000 authors. We have read an XML dump of DBLP into
MySQL and use D2R Server to publish it. The complete RDF view on the
database consists of approximately 15 million RDF triples, which are served
in small easily consumable chunks.

The database can be accessed using

- your plain old web browser 
- Semantic Web browsers like Tabulator 
- SPARQL query clients.

Start page of the DBLP database: 

Example information about the WWW 2006 conference: 

The Semantic Web can only work if there are enough links between data
elements that RDF browsers and crawlers can navigate. 

Do you have a FOAF profile? Are your publications in the DBLP database? Then
why don't set a link from your FOAF profile to the database? Such a link
allows for example the Tabulator browser to navigate from your FOAF profile
into the DBLP database. 

For step-by-step instructions on how to set links, please refer to

Tim Finin and Li Ding have recently estimated the Semantic Web to contain
about 10 000 000 RDF documents (conservative estimate, see
n-the-Web for details). 

If this is true, the DBLP server increases the size of the Semantic Web by
around 10 percent ;-)


Chris Bizer and Richard Cyganiak

Chris Bizer
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Phone: +49 30 838 54057
Mail: chris@bizer.de
Web: www.bizer.de
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