In this blog post, the author proposes that DBpedia may be the best source of reusable URIs when one is seeking to describe entities in Linked Open Data. He shares a script for a SPARQL query that selects preferred and alternative labels for a group of DBpedia entries at once. Taking this a step further and adding a few SKOS properties to the mix, a single query can pull data from DBpedia to populate a SKOS-based thesaurus with preferred and alternative labels.

Keywords: DBpedia, Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), SPARQL, Controlled vocabulary
Author: DuCharme, Bob
Date created: 2011-02-22 05:00:00.000
Time required: P10M

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