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Re: sameAs.org

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 11:25:57 +0000
Message-ID: <CABiXOEnZH3wb39x6TNrMJ8RJDfLpDZ+Nq-3gpMGVx90X_WdZ-A@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
> Do you ever use sameAs.org?

[First post - hello, everyone!]

I hadn't seen sameAs before, but it looks useful, and I will do in future.

That said:

1) It doest seem to know about Wikidata. For example, given

      https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q42

      (or https://www.wikidata.org/enity/Q42 )

it doesn't return anything other than the input; and given:

    http://sameas.org/html?uri=http://viaf.org/viaf/113230702

it doesn't include the above Wikidata item in the values returned.

2) It may be that all of sameAs' functionality can be provided by
Wikidata, now or in the future. This may be done indirectly - see, for
example

    https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-todo/resolver.php

as explained at

    http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/finding-orcid-wikidata-wikipedia/

and

     https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-todo/beacon.php

as explained at

      http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/wikidata-beacon-match-orcid-authority-control-identifiers/

3) You may have data that is not yet in Wikidata. It would be good to
look at how this could be imported there.

4) Similarly, you are welcome - and encouraged - to use Wikidata's API
and/or dumps; it has a CC0 licence.

-- 
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
Received on Friday, 3 February 2017 11:27:11 UTC

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