Raphael Research Resource API Beta
With the Raphael Research
Resource, The National Gallery, London, and its partners
are pleased to present this wealth of information to specialists and the
general public alike. Initially this project was based on the extensive
studies of the ten paintings by Raphael in the Gallery collection, but
it has now been developed to hold information provided by a
number of other institutions and collaborators. The Scientific Department
of the National Gallery
has been experimenting with RDF and Semantic technologies for
a number of years and this resource represents a major stage in this
work, providing an open, linkable, data presentation of the information held within the Raphael Research
Linked data resource presentations are not designed to be final polished user interfaces. They can be seen and navigated by humans, but they are constructed as structured data sources for other data systems and separate final polished user interfaces. More information about linked data and how it can be published can be found here, here and here. For a tutorial on how to use the SPARQL query language please click here.
This resource is still being developed and the URIs presented here are currently for information and testing purposes. This message and the "Beta" tag will be removed when this resource is fully released.
This presentation of the data has been set up to provide basic live Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) the ontology and resources stored in the web based Raphael Research Resource. Further information about the database system used to store and query this data can be found on the 4Store website.
Additional test queries can be performed here, a selection of examples demonstrating simple use cases for this resource can be found here and the database can be queried directly via the SPARQL end-point.
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Identifiers can be passed to this page in any of the following forms:
XML versions can accessed as follows:
The full ontology will be returned by:
Alternative forms should also be correctly resolved:
Instances are stored in the form: http://rdf.ng-london.org.uk/raphael/resource/RESOURCE NAME, but these URLs will also resolve to the page/* in a browser:
|This site was developed and is maintained by: Joseph Padfield, The National Gallery Scientific Department.|