The JRC-Names RDF representation is based on lemon Lexicon Model for Ontologies, a model which allows the expression of lexical information relative to ontologies.
JRC entities are modeled as instances of DBpedia classes (dbpedia:Person and dbpedia:Organisation) and the multilingual lexicalizations of their names and function names are represented as Lexical Entries of lemon Lexicons. Various other types of linguistic information and metadata are expressed using standardized vocabularies (LexInfo, OLiA, ISOCat, Lexvo, DCTerms, etc.). For cases where no already existing vocabulary could appropriately answer the needs, in-house classes and properties were defined ( see JRC data model for JRC names).
The JRC-Names schema gives an overview of how JRC-Names data is modeled.
This new linked data edition has a SPARQL endpoint access through the European Union’s Open Data Portal, with examples of queries such as:
- Given a person's name, retrieve all of its name variants
- Given a person's name, retrieve all of its name variants in a language
- Given a person's name, retrieve all of its titles/function names in a language
- Given a variant and a language, retrieve the corresponding entity
- Given a title and a language, retrieve all of the persons with this title
The resource is also referenced on the datahub.io portal as JRC-Names.
Additional information is available on the EU Open Data Portal:
A complete description of the Linked Data version of JRC-Names (version 1) was published in the paper below. Please use this publication as a reference when you refer to the resource:
Download JRC-Names as an RDF file from:
Languages: JRC-Names covers many different languages, including: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.
Date of release: March 2016.