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January 24, 2007

Integrating Wikipedia and SW

Filed under: Semantic Web,Work Related — Ivan Herman @ 18:05

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:

(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&gt; 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)…

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2 Comments

  1. The RDF/XML output can also be browsed via the FOAF Explorer:
    http://xml.mfd-consult.dk/foaf/explorer/?foaf=http://dbpedia.org/sparql?query=DESCRIBE%20%3Chttp://dbpedia.org/resource/person/Amitav_Ghosh%3E

    BTW, your FOAF Explorer and FOAF Tabulator links in the sidebar are broken/wrong.

    Comment by Morten Frederiksen — January 24, 2007 @ 23:03

  2. [...] Bergman (AI³) Different Approaches to the Semantic Web – Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly Media) Integrating Wikipedia and SW – Ivan Herman (W3C) Querying Wikipedia like a Database – Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons) [...]

    Pingback by blog.aksw.org » Blog Archive » dbpedia is catching on — April 3, 2007 @ 18:48


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