[Eurostat dataset] riese = linked data + RDFa

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The 'riese' awakes: We are happy being able to announce the alpha
of riese (RDFizing and Interlinking the EuroStat Data Set Effort):


To the best of our knowledge this is the first approach deploying 
linked data with XHTML+RDFa. With 'riese' we aim at serving both humans
(with a nice GUI) and machines (with RDF-based metadata) from a single

Although we currently only serve some 5 million RDF triples, the goal
is to have the entire Eurostat dataset (3 billion triples) online, along
with millions of high-quality interlinks. The interlinking in 'riese'
is hybrid: On the one hand we use standard template-based interlinking
for, e.g. geonames interlinking, on the other hand we offer an interface
to add semantic links in a Wiki manner, called User Contributed
Interlinking (UCI).

Regarding Semantic Web technologies, the following is an excerpt of what
has been used to build 'riese':

 + linked data [1]
 + XHTML+RDFa [2]
 + SKOS [3]
 + SW crawling sitemap extension [4]

Enjoy 'riese' and please contact us for feature requests or bug reports


The riese-team,

			Wolfgang, Yves & Michael

PS: In case you wonder what 'riese' means: it's a pun - 'riese' 
    is the German word for giant ;)

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/
[4] http://sw.deri.org/2007/07/sitemapextension/

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
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    phone: +43-316-876-1193 (fax:-1191)   
   e-mail: michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at
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Received on Thursday, 31 January 2008 09:55:32 UTC