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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 […]