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Linking bbc.co.uk to the linked data cloud

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Introduction to Linked Data and what the BBC has done to link to the LOD cloud. As presented at the Open Knowledge Conference.

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Linking bbc.co.uk to the linked data cloud

  1. 1. Linking bbc.co.uk to the Linked Open Data cloud Tom Scott
  2. 2. Linked Data “The web done right” Tim Berners-Lee Linked Data cloud diagram http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/pub/lod-datasets_2009-03-05_colored.png
  3. 3. Use URIs to identify things not only documents How it works: The Web http://flickr.com/photos/danbri/2415237566/
  4. 4. Use HTTP URIs - globally unique names that anyone can dereference Colon Slash Slash http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffsmallwood/299208539/
  5. 5. Provide useful information [in RDF] when someone looks up a URI Information Desk http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropol2/149294506/
  6. 6. Include links to other URIs to let people discover related information Links http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravages/2831688538/
  7. 7. But why? Good Question http://www.flickr.com/photos/emagic/56206868/
  8. 8. Make computers human literate Liverpool Street station crowd blur http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/
  9. 9. Free information from data silos Silos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bottleleaf/2218990208/
  10. 10. Linked Data at the BBC Test Card X http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksmanuk/3098983708/
  11. 11. One page per programme, artist, species and habitat Internet http://www.flickr.com/photos/transkamp/54371294/
  12. 12. A page per programme brand
  13. 13. Episode
  14. 14. Species
  15. 15. Or artist
  16. 16. But also seperate URLs for each resource bbc.co.uk/music/artists/:artist/reviews
  17. 17. bbc.co.uk/music/artists/:artist/news
  18. 18. One URI many representations bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ht655#programme
  19. 19. One URI many representations bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ht655#programme
  20. 20. One URI many representations bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ht655#programme
  21. 21. Contextual links to other URIs at bbc.co.uk
  22. 22. and the rest of web bbc.co.uk/music/artists/:artist/links
  23. 23. Think of the web as a CMS Only mint a new URI if one doesn’t already exist Coffee Shop Study http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgrap/1206462482/
  24. 24. Wikipedia
  25. 25. MusicBrainz
  26. 26. Tom Scott http://derivadow.com tom.scott@bbc.co.uk

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