Dbpedia is a extreme source of triples, but is too big for an ontology parser, if you try read a "offline" version of it (http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Downloads351).

I need only some terms of DBpedia like < http://dbpedia.org/resource/Mad_cow >

In my brainstorming, i think:

  • Create a Sparql and convert the results inside to a new ontology (Jena ResultSetFormatter.toModel i think...), very similar to this question: http://bit.ly/ao9KYP

Anyone have another suggestion?

Thanks, Celso.

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"Dbpedia is a extreme source of triples". Interesting way of putting it... :)

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in Portuguese, I would say: "Dbpedia tem tripla 'pra caramba !'"

(11 Oct '10, 03:11) Celsowm Celsowm's gravatar image

Why not just grab the bits you want? You don't even need sparql:

$ java jena.rdfcat -out N3 \
     http://dbpedia.org/resource/Mad_cow \
    foaf:primaryTopic <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Mad_cow> .

    dbpprop:redirect <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Mad_Dog> .

    rdfs:label "Mad cow"@en ;
    dbpprop:redirect <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy> ;

However if there is some common condition the concepts meet DESCRIBE is ideal:

    ... some condition for choosing ?s ...

Finally, if you really want a large number of triples, it might be more polite to download a dump in n-triples, then filter for the bits you want.

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edited 10 Oct '10, 17:50

reasoning is possible in these results? to get "superclasses" for example?

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The first version certainly grabs the sameAs itself, but I'm not sure about the object. In the second you need to check, but could add ?s owl:sameAs ?o and add ?o to the project clause if required.

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and CONSTRUCT? (http://n2.talis.com/wiki/SPARQL_intro#CONSTRUCT)

(12 Oct '10, 03:55) Celsowm Celsowm's gravatar image

CONSTRUCT would work too. It's less clear than DESCRIBE, in that it conflates the condition with the bits you want to extract. (Hrm, I see I read 'superclasses' as 'sameAs' above. Replace the latter with the former in my answer :-)

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I have had similar problems with the size of DBpedia. A simple solution is to find the downloads that you are interested and filter out the triples using grep. If I am interested in the article category "Butterflies" and I suspect there are useful triples in the article_categories download I can use the following bash script and get a smaller set of triples that contain the references to the URI of interest.

Hope this helps - Pete

grep "<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Category:Butterflies"  article_categories_en.nt  > dbpedia_nt/categories/butterflies.nt
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