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Making triples

One of the goals of the Civil War pilot is to “create some metadata as linked data”. This has been challenging, because we weren’t able to find (or make) a “linked data making tool” that would be really helpful. (We investigated Protege, but it seemed more designed to manage ontologies than to help you create “instances” using those ontologies.) This seems consistent with the difficulty of finding good general-purpose metadata creation tools that anyone could use, for creating metadata using, e.g., XML schemas, outside of a particular suite of (usually proprietary) software.

As it became apparent we weren’t going to […]

What we’re about and where we are

Now you can check out the project description for our Civil War Pilot project #1 to give you some idea of what we’ve been up to.

We’re sort of starting in the middle with this blog (well, close to the end, actually, at least for the first “pilot”), but I hope to give you some background of our experience and the flavor of the project.

This one is an interesting stew… a first try at transforming, creating, modeling, storing, querying and displaying linked data using open source tools. We had a […]