Re: Get your dataset on the next LOD cloud diagram


i am not interested in specific content of the diagram, but rather i
am interested in understanding what its value of it which depends on
the method you're going to follow in the update. You're answeing this
saying basically there wont be a check for old dead datasets.

I admit never having looked at this closely but i think i cant be the
only one thinking its a bit of a joke if we're telling people to
publish data in a way.. that doesnt even have a way to know if data is
thre or not?

please notice that i am trying to be constructive by suggesting the
diagram is made to mean something that one can rely on e.g. "let me go
see the latest diagram so that i can.." . a suggestion in this sense
could be to require that linked data in ckan publishes  URIs with
sample data are given, that sites are exposing either dumps or a
sitemap (so that they can be collected) etc.

 and uselessness of the initiative, of the diagram of ckan and more.

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:05 AM,  <> wrote:
> Hi Giovanni,
>> Will you be taking off the diagram those that are NOT online regularly?
> could you please be a bit more precise and clearly say which datasets you
> are talking about.
> Which datasets do not provide dereferencable URIs anymore?
> (Linked Data and the LOD diagram is not about SPARQL endpoints)
> A constructive approach, which I guess would be highly appreciated by the
> community, would be that you directly mark these datasets on CKAN using
> the tags that are proposed at the end of this page
> Cheers,
> Chris
>> Hi out of curiousity
>> Will you be taking off the diagram those that are NOT online regularly?
>> Gio
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Pablo Mendes <>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear fellow Linked Open Data publishers and consumers,
>>> We are in the process of regenerating the next LOD cloud diagram and
>>> associated statistics [1]. We would like to invite those of you who
>>> publish
>>> data sets as Linked Data to join the other ~2000 data sets already in
>>> CKAN (
>>> ) to help us extend the list of ~300 candidates to the
>>> LOD
>>> cloud diagram. For those of you that already have entries on CKAN, we
>>> ask
>>> you to please review and update your entries accordingly. Please
>>> finalize
>>> your dataset descriptions until the end of this week to ensure that your
>>> entry will be considered for this round of the diagram.
>>> We will be analyzing all data sets tagged with "lod" in CKAN from the
>>> perspective of a data consumer, looking for best practices that make it
>>> easier to access, understand and use your data. The compliance with the
>>> best
>>> practices will be checked manually and with scripts that download and
>>> analyze data from the data sources. Therefore it is important that you
>>> provide as much information as possible in your CKAN entry.
>>> You can use the CKAN entry for DBpedia as one example:
>>> In order to aid you in this quest, we have provided a validation page
>>> for
>>> your CKAN entry with step-by-step guidance for the information that we
>>> will
>>> be looking for:
>>> After you have completed the description of your data sets, we invite
>>> you to
>>> fill up this 5 minutes survey about your experience. This will help us
>>> to
>>> make the process easier, more complete and exciting for the next time
>>> around.
>>> Thank you and happy dataset description!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Pablo, Anja, Richard and Chris
>>> [1]

Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:40:20 UTC