links for 2009-10-14

  • Last week the Cabinet Office issued a call for Open Data Developers to sign-up to get a preview of the forthcoming UK Government public data website. The site includes a directory of existing datasets plus a growing number of datasets that have been converted to RDF and which will shortly be available as Linked Data. This data is being stored in the Talis Platform providing developers with access to SPARQL endpoints as a means to query the data; we’ll also be including search and other access mechanisms at a later date.

    In this series of postings I wanted to show some example SPARQL queries that can be used to access the data.

    The first dataset I wanted to highlight is an extract of the Edubase dataset available from the Department of Children, Schools and Families. The conversion was carried out by the team at HP Labs and has been loaded into a Talis Platform store. The public facing SPARQL endpoint is available from: http://services.data.gov.uk/education/sparql.

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