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This is one of several semantic repositories that contains and publishes RDF linked data and co-reference information, forming the underlying distributed storage model behind the RKB Explorer initiative.

The data presented here comes from downloading and processing as many OAI archives from the UK as I could manage to harvest using OAI-PMH. The list of archives came from ROAR.

There are some that were less compliant than others, and so some data will be missing, but it is quite a good collection. Also, there has been little testing of quite a lot of data, so I'm sure there can be lots of improvements. It is primarily here to provide a SPARQL endpoint, but the URIs also provide Linked Data standards.

At the moment the ontology is primarily basic Dublin Core, with some Dublin Core Terms, but in the future I plan to provide more DC Terms and Bibo metadata at the same URIs (so you could start using them if you wanted).

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A typical URI you can try resolving is http://dotac.rkbexplorer.com/id/oro.open.ac.uk/person-0d27a9455a26cc6a0aa8743d45f99af4-1bda34e510320ac2ee08e4c81bd58e6a.

The RDF is presented in accordance with the AKT Reference Ontology.

Current statistics for this RDF repository (http://dotac.rkbexplorer.com/sparql/) —

Current statistics for this CRS (http://dotac.rkbexplorer.com/crs/) —

The major funding for the RKB Explorer Initiative was provided by the ReSIST EU-funded Network of Excellence (contract number 026764).

These services are hosted by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton (UK).

If you have any enquiries, please email the administrator of this repository.