Build Your Own NYT Linked Data Application. Now that we’ve published nearly 10,000 of our tags as Linked Open Data, you’re probably wondering what kind of cool applications you can build with this data.
To help you get started (and since linked data applications are a little different from your average Web application), we thought we’d provide a sample application and detailed information about how we built it. Our sample application, “Who Went Where,” lets you explore recent Times coverage of the alumni of a specified college or university.
The Who Went Where application (click for larger image) You can find the application here and beautified source code here. Before we dive into the source, let’s take a high-level look at the application’s control (which is fairly straightforward). Wait! Linked Data: The idea behind linked data is super simple. DBpedia: Have you ever noticed those handy little info boxes on certain Wikipedia articles? Step-by-Step to Your Own NYT Linked Data Application Step 1: Initializing the Auto-Complete Field ?? What people find hard about Linked Data. This post originally appeared on Talis Consulting Blog.
Following on from the post I put up last talking about Linked Data training, I got asked what people find hard when learning about Linked Data for the first time. Delivering our training has given us a unique insight into that, across different roles, backgrounds and organisations — in several countries. We’ve taught hundreds of people in all. It’s definitely true that people find Linked Data hard, but the learning curve is not really steep compared with other technologies. The main problem is there are a few steps along the way, certain things you have to grasp to be successful with this stuff. I’ve broken those down into conceptual difficulties, the way we think, and practical problems. The main steps we find people have to climb (in no particular order) are Graph Thinking, URI/URL distinction, Open World Assumption, HTTP 303s, and Syntax… Conceptual Graph Thinking For developers it can be even harder. What can we do? Practical Syntax. The next Web of open, linked data: Tim Berners-Lee on TED.
LinkedData - ESW Wiki. LinkedData is to spreadsheets and databases what the Web of hypertext documents is to word processor files.
Use URIs as names for things Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information. Include links to other URIs. so that they can discover more things groupage cargo service. Linked Data Presentations: Writings: Workshop Series about Linked Data at the WWW conferences Other Workshops about Linked Data 1st International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2010) at ISWC 2010 Community: Tabulator: Generic data browser. The Tabulator project is a generic data browser and editor.