Rapid creation of a crowd-sourced directory of products and services that accommodates a variety of curator profiles (end-users, power-users, developers, etc.).
Leverage the utility, access, and scope of a Google Spreadsheet as the baseline data-source to solve the problem.
Export of content in CSV format and subsequent conversion to RDF is trivial, if you exploit Linked Data productivity tools like the OpenLink Data Explorer (ODE) and Virtuoso Sponger Middleware (e.g., live instance behind URIBurner service) as part of this process.
Example (based on a Google Spreadsheet transformed using LOD Refine)
- Google Spreadsheet
- LOD and Open Refine Mappings Repo
- RDF-Turtle rendition of Google Spreadsheet
- JSON-based LOD Refine Mappings for CSV to RDF transformation
- Basic Entity Description Page and Transformation Service – this is more to do with a URL-pattern for instigating transformation against a target doc, e.g., the RDF-Turtle (Raw mode) in the Github Repo
Faceted Browsing Page for transformed RDF-Turtle
*Screencast Demonstration of 5-Star Linked Data Generation from RDF-Turtle in the Github Repo – SPARQL incorrectly tagged as a schema:Organization instance is part of the demo, in that the source spreadsheet needs some fixes to properly distinguish Companies from Software Applications