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Apis And APIs a wildlife ontology

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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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Apis And APIs a wildlife ontology

  1. Apis and APIs A wildlife ontology Tom Scott
  2. What are we trying to do?
  3. Link people to content http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/1448178195/
  4. Explore the natural world through the BBC archive
  5. You can’t browse by meaning to build your own story – creating journeys through the things that you care about
  6. Pimp our programmes!
  7. Make our website our API
  8. Collection Taxon Rank Taxon Rank Conservation skos:Category RedListStatus Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Wildlife Object http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder
  9. Linnaean taxonomy http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/kingdom/animal
  10. Linked to habitats http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats
  11. ...and adaptations http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations
  12. and to ecozones http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/ecozones
  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. All resources have URLs
  15. Mashing data from across the web http://www.flickr.com/photos/12614773@N07/2328786334/
  16. Clips live at /programmes but are transcluded onto Wildlife Finder pages Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
  17. Programme episodes [integrated using /programmes RDF]
  18. News stories live on the news site
  19. Wikipedia [aka our CMS for background information]
  20. WWF... IUCN... University of Michigan Museum of Zoology... ZSL
  21. DBpedia as a controlled vocabulary Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
  22. Collection Taxon Rank Taxon Rank Conservation skos:Category RedListStatus Habitat Adaptation Status Ecozone Identifiers for resources within the ontology
  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. “Raw data now!”
  25. I can haz RDF
  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. Going live tomorrow... but sneak peak today. Note: we haven’t published adaptations RDF yet
  28. More info http://purl.org/ontology/wo/
  29. oh and we also have a little microformating http://microformats.org/wiki/species
  30. Tom Scott tom.scott@bbc.co.uk

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