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Re: sameAs.org

From: Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:55:41 +0000
Cc: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <F4B14EDF-8DF2-45D9-9DA5-D28BDB479C8D@glasers.org>
To: Tim Thompson <timathom@gmail.com>
Hi Tim,
Thanks.
Can I just warn you that the API for it may change in the near future! (That is, it will become more REST-like modern.)
You may be interested in some of the sub-stores that are national library-based:
http://sameas.org/store
And there is also a store that is drawn from solely library sources:
http://sameas.org/store/kelle/
Best
Hugh

> On 3 Feb 2017, at 14:44, Tim Thompson <timathom@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hugh,
> 
> Like Andy, I haven't used sameAs.org before, but it looks like a valuable resource indeed. My library is currently taking steps to reconcile our legacy data and add URIs, and I can see us making use of the service.
> 
> Thanks for your work!
> 
> Tim
> 
> --
> Tim A. Thompson
> Metadata Librarian (Spanish/Portuguese Specialty)
> Princeton University Library
> 
> www.linkedin.com/in/timathompson
> tat2@princeton.edu
> 
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Welcome!
> 
> Yes, I've been meaning to add the wikidata data for a while.
> But sort of putting it off because the current machine is past its last legs., and the software it runs on is no longer supported.
> 
> I'm very happy to work more closely with wikidata - there will be a lot of stuff I have that isn't there.
> Partially because we have been around for so long, and a lot of URIs have died; see, for example
> http://sameas.org/html?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.kasabi.com%2Fdataset%2Fchembl-rdf%2Fchemblid%2FCHEMBL13296
> I consider dead URIs are still useful, certainly fro lookup.
> Also, I cast the net quite wide (high recall, low precision) for the main sameas.org store, since it is a search mechanism.
> I suspect that this might cause problems for putting stuff into wikidata.
> 
> Thanks for your message - I feel encouraged to do the work :-)
> 
> Hugh
> 
> > On 3 Feb 2017, at 11:25, Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> 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
> >
> 
> 
> 
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