NHS Jargon RDF

Posted by Knud on May 16th, 2011

Did you feel it? The LOD Cloud just grew again by a tiny fraction: http://kantenwerk.org/metadata/nhs_jargon.rdf. While playing around with triplifying some NHS data, I started making notes about the various acronyms used in there. I noted a link to the brilliantly named Jargon Buster and thought “Why don’t I triplify that?”. It would provide me with a good resource to link the actual data to.

This little project was an opportunity to try out the very cool ScraperWiki. One thing led to another, after a short while I arrived at this scraper, and eventually the final Jargon RDF was done. Now on to the actual task at hand…

NHS Jargon Buster Scraper

The Web of Data Grows and Grows…

Posted by Knud on September 21st, 2010

Back in September 2009, Bob DuCharme highlighted the growth of the Web of Linked Data by comparing versions of Richard Cyganiak’s LOD cloud diagramme. Now I’m sitting in Chris Bizer’s keynote at FIS2010 and just got to see the latest version of this diagramme. The amount of growth looks amazing; just by looking at it you get the impression that things are really happening now. 24.7 billion triples, 436 million links. Also, what I like about the diagramme is how it uses colour to show the different domains the various datasets belong to.

LOD Cloud, September 2010

The new version of the LOD cloud will be published later today or tomorrow, but you get a sneak peak here first! ;)

Growth of the Web of Linked Data

Posted by Knud on September 4th, 2009

Bob DuCharme points out nicely how much the Web of Linked Data has grown in the past year by comparing to versions of Richard Cyganiak’s LOD cloud diagram. It looks pretty impressive when you compare the two versions side by side!

Tim Berners-Lee on Linked Data at TED

Posted by Knud on March 16th, 2009

Tim Berners-Lee1 gave an enthusiastic talk about linked data at TED, urging everybody to get their data out there or, if they don’t have any, to demand access to data in a proper format.

Interestingly, he didn’t mention the words “Semantic Web” once during the talk, nor did he ever say “RDF” or even “URI” – instead he spoke about “names starting with ‘http’”. Cool enough, his slides had the dog food data set in them! :)

A video of the talk and a link to the slides can be found on the ebiquity blog.

LOD Cloud with dogfood

1I wish this link would lead me to something nice when I go to it with a Web browser!