[wdmmg-discuss] Building the data store

William Waites wwaites at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 21 11:58:21 UTC 2010

Some rudimentary URL dereferencing,


(try "curl -H "Accept: application/rdf+xml" ${url}" to pull the RDF)

running out of a 4store, with a very simple pylons app in front.

Some data's in the store now, need to make a sparql endpoint
and flesh out the pylons front end some more (I think it should try
to be generic, but i'll put it in the wdmmg repository for now).

At least for the moment if you know a name of a graph it will give
you a sensible response, e.g.:


Jo says that linked.ckan.net might be less pompous :P

More to follow...

Le 10-01-21 à 13:22, Rufus Pollock a écrit :

> Our immediate next steps must be to start building the data store,
> loading some data into it (and getting it out again).
> In building the store I see there as two main things we need to sort  
> out:
> 1. Domain model
> 2. Backend technology (SQL, RDF, document store e.g. couchdb etc)
> 3. APIs and access methods
> On all of these the best approach I think is to do a bit of basic
> planning and then to get something up and running asap to test out.
> Domain model is clearly the biggest issue and the main priority and I
> think it is almost certain we will get this at least partly wrong at
> first!
> Input on all of these items would be invaluable -- I know Dave has
> already in detail about the CRA "domain model", Will has played around
> with CRA and RDF, and Richard sent me an email about the domain model
> last week (Richard: perhaps you'd be happy to forward that to the
> list).
> In addition to this list I've also got a basic wiki page here where we
> can work on a consolidated spec:
> <http://wiki.okfn.org/p/Where_Does_My_Money_Go/Store>
> Regards,
> Rufus
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