TaxonConcept Knowledge Base

Species are known by many different names. The TaxonConcept Knowledge Base provides informative Linked Open Data URI's for species concepts that improve the quality and stability of links between a species and data about that species. There are currently 108,175 species concepts and a and 1,000 records for species occurrences. There are also a few examples of references, and image galleries. I have added links below for an insect, mammal, bird and tree to serve as examples of the interlinking etc. The occurrence records are interlinked with GeoNames.

A species can have several different classifications, for instance it's classification in NCBI and DBpedia, are different. To allow multiple classifications, the species model is separate from any specific classification. However many want these two aspects connected together. To make this easy, I have created an additional owl:sameAs RDF dump file which makes the #Taxonomy the same as the #Species. This is particularly useful for browsing SPARQL query results with Microsoft Pivot. In addition, it is also possible to create similar mapping files that can be used to tie the species to alternative classifications.

The data set and related vocabularies have been changed as of June 11, 2013. See the sitemap.xml or void file for the full list of RDF dumps

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Peter J. DeVries University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maintainer Peter J. DeVries
Version 2013.06.11
harvest_object_id f0e6a3bf-76e1-434f-8f3d-03e0ded040c3
harvest_source_id 10a3a7b4-d7c6-4813-ac08-b7106e272574
harvest_source_title ckanlod
links:bbc-wildlife-finder 430
links:bio2rdf-taxon 10084
links:dbpedia 16937
links:eea-rod 4000
links:eunis 1569
links:europa-eu 4000
links:geonames-semantic-web 1
links:geospecies 109
links:gni 4908
links:lexvo 2
links:mondeca-com 9
links:personal-homepages 9
links:taxonconcept-assets 594
links:taxonconcept-occurences 5
links:uniprot-metadata 10138
links:w3c 8