[tdwg-tag] TDWG Challenge - what is RDF good for?

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Wed Oct 19 17:22:32 CEST 2011

Following on from my earlier rant about RDF I've made some example RDF datasets from a range of data sources which could serve as the basis of a discussion about where we currently stand. Details in this blog post:


My contention is that as we stand we can barely say anything because the data sources barely overlap in terms of identifiers or vocabulary. I provide some additional files that provide cross-links (e.g., between NCBI and Dbpedia, or between ION and CrossRef). Without such links we are simply making data silos, albeit nice Semantic webby data silos.



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