Welcome to the set of documents that describe DPRR's presentation as RDF.
As is the case with RDF materials in general, you will need to understand the formalities of RDF and its related technologies to make use of DPRR's RDF data, and there is no introduction to these basic principles of RDF here. However, even if you are already familiar with RDF and Semantic Web basic technologies if you intend to use DPRR's RDF facilities you will still need to understand how the DPRR data is presented as RDF and what tools are available to process it. Providing this information is the purpose of these pages.
There are three sections to this front page for DPRR's RDF materials: A Quick Start section (below) allows those who wish to get directly into the data without much preamble to do so. However, the pages available here also have a somewhat more in-depth discussion of the issues that arise in DPRR's RDF. A few pointers to them are given in the Exploring the DPRR RDF documentation section below. Finally, the Acknowledgements section acknowledges various partners and players who have participated in the construction of this RDF server.
I hope you find DPRR's RDF materials interesting and useful. I'd welcome your thoughts. Please contact me at
http://romanrepublic.ac.uk/rdf/entity/followed by the name of the type of entity (e.g. "
Person/") followed by a number or name to identify a particular instance. Any of these URI's can be given to the WWW, and will cause the server to generate the RDF statements that are connected to it. To get the response as RDF data specify a suitable RDF mime type in your http request, or append the "format" parameter, specifying the suitable RDF mime type there. For more information, see the section "Entity URI support" in this web site's "Using the Server" page.
http://romanrepublic.ac.uk/rdf/endpoint/. See the description of it in the section "DPRR rdf SPARQL Endpoint" on the Using the Server page.
The pages that describe DPRR's RDF services in some depth are all available via the tabs showing at the top of all the RDF documentation pages, including this one. The tabs are:
DPRR started in the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), and was completed at King’s Digital Lab (KDL). Both the browser-oriented site at http://romanrepublic.ac.uk and this RDF server site are currently maintained by KDL under Service Level Agreement (for more details see https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/how-we-work/kdl-designed-developed-and-maintained/).
The data for DPRR was prepared under a grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. DPRR's team page identifies the major players in the DPRR project, and the technical overview describes the non-RDF components of the project. Also, see here for acknowledgements about the data that DPRR publishes online.
This RDF server is based on the rdf4j workbench, with a few changes and extensions created by John Bradley, one of the DPRR's co-investigators.
In partnership with DDH, KDL is working on increasing the availability of project data that could be of use to the wide community of academics, students, cultural sector professionals and the general public. This will improve the scholarly value of collective projects, and strengthen KDL ongoing efforts to justify investment in their long-term sustainability. Exposing the DPRR RDF triple store is part of this ongoing initiative.