Apis and APIs
A wildlife ontology
Tom Scott
What are we trying to do?
Link people to content

                         http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/1448178195/
Explore the natural world through the BBC archive
You can’t browse by meaning to build your own
story – creating journeys through the things that
you care about
Pimp our programmes!
Make our website our API
Collection    Taxon Rank   Taxon Rank




                                Conservation
skos:Category   RedListStatus      ...
Linnaean taxonomy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/kingdom/animal
Linked to habitats
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats
...and adaptations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations
and to ecozones
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/ecozones
Collections because "Curation is the process by
which aggregate data is imbued with personalised
trust"*
http://www.bbc.co...
All resources have URLs
Mashing data from across the web

                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/12614773@N07/2328786334/
Clips live at /programmes but are transcluded onto
Wildlife Finder pages
                              Silos http://www.fli...
Programme episodes
[integrated using /programmes RDF]
News stories live on the news site
Wikipedia
[aka our CMS for background information]
WWF... IUCN... University of Michigan Museum of
Zoology... ZSL
DBpedia as a controlled vocabulary

                             Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
Collection    Taxon Rank   Taxon Rank




                                Conservation
skos:Category   RedListStatus      ...
Programmes

News Stories                                                                 Brand


        Index


         ...
“Raw data now!”
I can haz RDF
I’d like this resource
                 about Lions as RDF/XML
                           please



                      ...
Going live tomorrow... but sneak peak today.

Note: we haven’t published adaptations RDF yet
More info
http://purl.org/ontology/wo/
oh and we also have a little microformating
http://microformats.org/wiki/species
Tom Scott
tom.scott@bbc.co.uk
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My presentation at the 2nd London Linked Data meet up.

Introduces Wildlife Finder (http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder): the types of resources it describes and the ontology used to describe it.

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    1. 1. Apis and APIs A wildlife ontology Tom Scott
    2. 2. What are we trying to do?
    3. 3. Link people to content http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/1448178195/
    4. 4. Explore the natural world through the BBC archive
    5. 5. You can’t browse by meaning to build your own story – creating journeys through the things that you care about
    6. 6. Pimp our programmes!
    7. 7. Make our website our API
    8. 8. Collection Taxon Rank Taxon Rank Conservation skos:Category RedListStatus Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Wildlife Object http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder
    9. 9. Linnaean taxonomy http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/kingdom/animal
    10. 10. Linked to habitats http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats
    11. 11. ...and adaptations http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations
    12. 12. and to ecozones http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/ecozones
    13. 13. Collections because "Curation is the process by which aggregate data is imbued with personalised trust"* http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections * http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2010/02/14/of-lazy-tandoori-and-epicuration/
    14. 14. All resources have URLs
    15. 15. Mashing data from across the web http://www.flickr.com/photos/12614773@N07/2328786334/
    16. 16. Clips live at /programmes but are transcluded onto Wildlife Finder pages Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
    17. 17. Programme episodes [integrated using /programmes RDF]
    18. 18. News stories live on the news site
    19. 19. Wikipedia [aka our CMS for background information]
    20. 20. WWF... IUCN... University of Michigan Museum of Zoology... ZSL
    21. 21. DBpedia as a controlled vocabulary Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
    22. 22. Collection Taxon Rank Taxon Rank Conservation skos:Category RedListStatus Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Identifiers for resources within the ontology
    23. 23. Programmes News Stories Brand Index Series Expeditions News Story DBpedia URI Episode Story DBpedia URI or known URL DBpedia URI Clip Natural History Known URI Links content and concepts together
    24. 24. “Raw data now!”
    25. 25. I can haz RDF
    26. 26. I’d like this resource about Lions as RDF/XML please RDF/XML you say? But of course Content negotiation [or add .rdf to the end of the URL e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/species/Tiger.rdf]
    27. 27. Going live tomorrow... but sneak peak today. Note: we haven’t published adaptations RDF yet
    28. 28. More info http://purl.org/ontology/wo/
    29. 29. oh and we also have a little microformating http://microformats.org/wiki/species
    30. 30. Tom Scott tom.scott@bbc.co.uk

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