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My presentation at the 2nd London Linked Data meet up. ...

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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Apis And APIs a wildlife ontology Apis And APIs a wildlife ontology Presentation Transcript

  • 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 Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Wildlife Object http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder
  • 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.uk/nature/collections * http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2010/02/14/of-lazy-tandoori-and-epicuration/
  • 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.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
  • 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 Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Identifiers for resources within the ontology
  • 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
  • “Raw data now!”
  • I can haz RDF
  • 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]
  • 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