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Featured Dataset: Yahoo Geoplanet

October 14, 2011 by


If you haven’t got any plans yet for this weekend, I’d like to tell you about my favourite place on the planet. It’s called: woeid:12602188. Sorry, I mean: Shropshire. If you can’t go there physically, I might have a solution for you using the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset, which: … helps bridge the gap between the […]

Featured Dataset: Government Art Collection

September 30, 2011 by


Today, we’re featuring a dataset which Leigh pulled together for our Culture Hackday last week. The British Government has been collecting works of art for the past century or so, and has a total of around 13,500 which is looked after under the Collection. On their site, they give a bit of context for reasons […]

Working With the Ordnance Survey Data

September 28, 2011 by


An interview with John Goodwin John has been working with semantic web technologies for a number of years, and is deeply involved in the Ordnance Survey’s recent adoption of Linked Data. Recently, John has been exploring the features in the Kasabi beta, so we caught up with him to find out more about his experience. […]

Featured Dataset: British National Bibliography

September 1, 2011 by


Today, I’ll be featuring a dataset encompassing a complete catalog of publishing activity in the UK: the British National Bibliography. The national bibliography records the publishing activity of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and as such is a measure of their intellectual output. This has traditionally included printed publications and more recently […]

Featured Dataset: ChEMBL-RDF, with Egon Willighagen

August 23, 2011 by


Published in Kasabi by Egon Willighagen, ChEMBL is a conversion into Linked Data of an important dataset of chemicals from the European Bioinformatics Institute. I had a conversation with Egon—who is involved in postdoctoral research associate at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm—about this set, and asked him what it contains: The database consist basically of […]

Featured Dataset: Prelinger Archives

August 9, 2011 by


Following on a bit from the Lego featured last week, I wanted to take a look at some media data. So, today I’d like to feature a very interesting set of data called the Prelinger Archives. Rick Prelinger, back in 1982, began a collection of rather diverse films under the broad category of being “ephemeral”. […]

Featured Dataset: Bricklink

August 4, 2011 by


Featured datasets usually end with an emphasis on what you can build on top of them, so I’m irretrievably drawn to feature the Bricklink set today—a set you can build on top of, and features data built for building… er… with Lego. Bricklink is a Lego marketplace. Essentially it is the EBay for Lego, where […]


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