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Re: Unicode Character Database in RDF?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:17:01 +0100
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To: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Shane Norris <norlesh@gmail.com>, W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@fh-potsdam.de>, Gerard de Melo <gdemelo@mpi-inf.mpg.de>
Hi all

Unless I miss something, Unicode characters as linked data have been
published for quite a while by Gerard de Melo (in cc) at http://lexvo.org
See e.g., http://lexvo.org/id/char/5A34


2011/1/4 Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>

> On 2011-01-03, Ivan Herman wrote:
>  I have asked an advise from Felix Sasaki, (cc-d), who knows both Unicode
>> and RDF. Here is his answer:
> In theory creating an RDF version should be a basic character manipulation
> exercise. Take the character database file, assign surrogate keys to all of
> the characters (they after all have already been painstakingly
> unified/deduplicated/etc in a manner even most master data management
> initiatives don't do), then assign a predicate to each of the fields, and
> proceed to split the file into triples, omitting empty fields. Put up an OWL
> schema, and you have a more than good base version of it in RDF.
> Were I running UNIX, the basic processing step would take perhaps half a
> day, utilizing standard command line tools. I'm sure somebody around here
> can do it even faster.
> --
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