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Data stored in eagle-i repositories is published as Linked Open Data (LOD),in particular:

  • All eagle-i resources are identified by URIs.
  • All resource URIs are HTTP URLs, i.e. they are resolvable.
  • The HTTP protocol is used for content negotiation; the data is available in a variety of formats: RDF/XML, RDF/N3, HTML,...

The eagle-i search application indexes this data and leverages its semantics to offer a targeted search. Third party applications can also access the data to present different views of it, incorporate it in other websites, etc.

If a user or application knows the URI of a particular resource, they can simply request its data using the HTTP protocol; below is an example of an eagle-i resource:

and here is the RDF/XML representation of the same resource:

In addition to resolvable URIs, the eagle-i repository provides two interfaces for obtaining lists of resources:

  • a SPARQL endpoint (currently with authentication, public SPARQL endpoint anticipated May 2012)
  • a harvest API that lists all published resources in a repository (currently with authentication)

Existing public datasets, via the harvest API:

Useful LOD references

How are we doing?

Is there anything that could be clearer in our documentation? We welcome your questions and feedback

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