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:
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Dartmouth College
- Harvard University
- Jackson State University
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- Montana State University
- Oregon Health and Science University
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Useful LOD references
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