Chris Bizer and friends have recently announced their dbpedia site, which provides a mapping of the structural content of Wikipedia in RDF. For example, the categorization data of the Wikipedia entry on the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh can be seen as:
- raw RDF/XML, via a Sparql interface
- via a simple HTML dump of the same data, or
- via a tool like tabulator or disco (or anything similar)
(I used the example of Amitav Ghosh in some of my presentations before, hence using this example.) Great stuff.
Chris & co always give me ways to extend the size of my foaf file… Using their latest goody (and following example on their page) I could add an extra line referring to
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/city/Amstelveen> to mash up my foaf file with data about the city where I live (their previous contribution to increase my foaf file’s size was to add reference to my publications…)
It is also a nice coincidence that this is the second project in the last few days that binds these types of data with Exhibit as a tool to display the data (see their example; the other example being the Sweet Tools of Michael Bergman)…