Ping the Semantic Web’s goal is to act as a central point in that environment: aggregating these RDF documents and then sending them to other services (softwares) that need them.
More and more people are starting to ping the service. It now gets about 5000 ping requests each day and its constantly growing.
In the last couple of days, I contacted some people that are developing systems that export RDF data. I asked them two things:
- Would it be possible for you to make your system pinging Ping the Semantic Web each time it creates or updates a RDF document?
- Would it is possible for you to send me a list of URLs where Ping the Semantic Web could find the existing RDF documents generated by your service?
Today I am asking your help:
If you know a web service that export RDF documents, would it be possible for you to contact me with the name of this service?
Then what I’ll do is contacting them to ask them the two questions. What I’ll also do is helping them (technically) to implement the feature into their system if they encounter any problem.
Currently the service know about 57 000 RDF documents. I predict you that in one year it will knows millions of RDF documents. And what I hope is that many of them will not be serialized using XML but using N3 instead (but I should certainly wait after a wider adoption of SPARQL before seeing that happening).
People I already contacted:
- D2R Server publishing the DBLP Bibliography Database (Richard sent me 1.2 million of URL to crawl and he should start to ping PTSW in January (yeah, this is partly why I said that I would had millions of RDF document 😉 )
- Revyu (Tom should start to ping PTSW soon)
- Geonames (Just when I was about to publish this article, Marc contacted me telling me that Geonames now pings PTSW each time a geoname changes or is created. Also, he send me a list of 6.2 million of geonames to include).
- Semantic Media Wiki
Finally what I am requesting is help from people to try to find as many web services that export data using RDF as possible. That way everybody will benefit from it: they will increase the visibility of the data they are generating and PTSW will see its database of RDF document growing and growing for the benefit of the community.