(It pays to look at your Twitter stream)
I was launching yet another site and I was looking for a place to (visually) link :BaseKB identifiers to. I could have linked them to Freebase, but I wanted something that was RDF native.
... how they look from RDF
Most Linked Data sets represent links to the outside world in a format like
:internalResource owl:sameAs external:thatResource .
owl:sameAs could be replaced by some other predicate which is not so problematic in its definition. When data is linked so, you have many options for integration, such as loading everything into the same . . .
Yet Another New Site
I'd like to announce a new site for looking up Legal Entity Indentifiers.
this is the first consumer-facing site I've done in a while. It's a simple site right now, but I made an effort to make the site insanely fast by implementing the SPDY protocol and taking advantage of new developments in AWS that can give close to bare metal . . .
... like blank nodes, just not blank
Most facts can be expressed as a single triple of the form
:subject :predicate :object .
:Colorado :partOf :United_States .
On the other thing, some relationships fundamentally involve more than one thing and some variables change rapidly as a function of time, and in those cases we extend the triple model by adding an extra . . .
... as well as other RDF databases
The data set I'm using is the 2014-03-02 edition of :BaseKB Gold. You can download this via Bittorrent and load it into any standard-complaint triple . . .
Freebase RDF data is clean and well-organized, so it can be straightforward to write queries if you understand how. Although a "cookbook" on the subject doesn't yet exist, this post describes the minimum you need to know to write SPARQL queries against Freebase data.
What to load
Although it is possible to load Freebase . . .
Hardware company finds Software is a "better business"
AWS Summit 2014
One of the reasons I went to the AWS Summit was to discover success stories for vendors in the AWS Marketplace, and I was not disappointed. In one presentation, a representative Cisco gave a talk about the CSR1000v cloud router, which they claim has sold over 400 licenses to date. If those licenses were all in use 24/7, this . . .