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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.

Build Your Own NYT Linked Data Application

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.

What people find hard about Linked Data

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.

LinkedData - ESW Wiki

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.

Tabulator: Generic data browser

Using outline and table modes, it provides a way to browse RDF data on the web. RDF is the standard for inter-application data exchange. You can use it in two ways As a Firefox Add-on The tabulator extension is a Firefox extension which allows Firefox to handle data as well as documents. As a web application The tabulator online version is a set of open source Javascript scripts ("AJAX") which can run in any web page to add data browsing. The Tabulator is open source under the W3C software license. Try it: About it: Publications: Berners-Lee, T., Hollenbach, J., Lu, K., Presbrey, J., Pru d'ommeaux, E. and schraefel, m. c. , Tabulator Redux: Writing Into the Semantic Web, unpublished, 2007. For Developers: Thanks to all those who have provided feedback, code patches etc. Data links Only if you have a data browser, such as ffox+Tabulator extension, installed. Tabulator project.