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Can Linked Data URIs be parameters?

I'm still looking into Linked Data and what it takes to get up to the fourth and fifth star of Tim Berners-Lee's 5-Star classsification. We are to use URIs to denote things. I'm wondering if URIs can ...
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Any uses of Hydra Core Vocabulary?

JSON-LD starts having a fairly large number of users. Hydra is a lightweight vocabulary to create hypermedia-driven Web APIs. Are there any significant sites or project that use Hydra with JSON-LD?
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Famous people API

I'm looking for an API for retrieving data about famous people, and most preferably to retrieve info about inspirational famous women in the last 100 years. Can you please tell me where to start ...
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Get Historic Temperature Data by GPS and Timestamp Using R

I have a dataset: ID Time Lat Long a 2016-06-01 10:35:26 41.79925 -71.33052 a 2016-06-01 10:35:57 41.80174 -71.33307 a 2016-06-01 10:37:30 41....
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Can I take “open data” from a website like Quandl, modify it, and then resell it to clients?

I am just wondering if open data have any limitations I may be missing. Can I for example get data through the Quandl API, do some calculations using the data, and resell the data? Is this legal? ...
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Average Monthly temperatures for cities around the world

I am looking to find the average historical temperature in april (not the average temperature in april of 1988, for example) in different cities (about 400 cities across the world) and store that data ...
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Access ECMWF Data via python script

I want to access ECMWF data via a python script. I am not sure how to do that. I followed the instruction given on the website: Accessing ECMWF data server in batch Unfortunately it says: "This ...
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what are the best ways to build / scrape an open-sourced data set of a retailer type (e.g. tobacco retailers?)

I'm a public health epidemiologist, and this question has come up in a number of contexts. I've heard tell of people using Google or Yelp for limited uses, but we'd be building state-wide datasets of ...
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API for in-season food info based on location

I have found some APIs to determine when foods are in season but they most a secondary feature and not very accurate. Their geographic area will be as large as the United states. I need something for ...
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OpenFDA adverse event counts by dates do not add up

The counts by date range do not seem to add up. For example, the following two queries https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.brand_name:"ambien"+AND+serious:1+AND+patient....
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API/machine access for Gapminder data?

I'd like to be able to access the Gapminder files programmatically (e.g. via R or Python), but I can't find a way so far. Gapminder's downloads page offers a variety of tools and charts, but nothing ...
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Index People Living in New York

My current project involves indexing people from the city of New York. Using various sources and data mining techniques I am supposed to give a confidence rating whether a certain person lives in New ...
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“Fuzzy” search of Mediawiki Commons categories

I am developing an app that lets smartphone users upload a picture to Wikimedia Commons. The user must categorize the picture by typing Commons category names. Typing on a smartphone is slow/painful/...
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Inconsistency in API results?

Two of the sample queries on the open.fda.gov "API Basics" webpage return what appears to be inconsistent results: https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.openfda.pharm_class_epc:"...
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Using Open Graph to see what comments are being made

I know that I can get the number of links shared from Facebook's Open Graph with something like this: http://graph.facebook.com?id=http://thanetstar.com/article/what-s-great-about-thanet-2 And I ...
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APIs for oil and gas well location/production data?

I've been hunting for something like this but haven't found anything yet: Well location Production for oil and gas. Any ideas?
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Is there a list, database or API that contains the all the product information in India

I'm looking for a database for accessing the product information which are available in India. The list of UPC's and ISBN's or all the information of a product.
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Determining a drug's approval status from ClinicalTrials.Gov/chEMBL

I am trying to query these databases and identify trials that passed, and those that didn't. I have gone through and parsed all of ClinicalTrials.gov and matched it to records from chEMBL to build a ...
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UK Weather Data Service

I'm looking for an online data set which can provide present UK-wide average temperatures, rain likelihoods, humidity levels and other meteorological data. Is anyone aware of an API/flat table data ...
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Bikesharing datasets

Im trying to obtain historical datasets of public transports like train, bus and also bikesharing provider. While api.citybik.es provides almost all APIs of these providers, i struggle to actually ...
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News events around the world

Is there a website/ API that can tell you the number of news articles that talks about a specific country? For example the number of news sources about Brazil ought to be extremely high (Olympics) ...
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OpenFDA API - how to query on drug name with more than one word

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=brand_name:tylenol+number+three I've also tried the %20 instead of '+' and it didn't work either. I'm trying to pull up the ...
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openFDA API - ingredient and product name queries give bad results - is it me?

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=generic_name=hydrocodone - returns Oxycontin, not Norco or other hydrocodone containing drugs https://api.fda.gov/drug/label....
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Is it possible to request an api key for each one of my users, using their registered email?

I am using the USDA food database in an app, however I will not being able to use it in the live version because of the API request limitations. One workaround would be to give each registered user ...
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Is the protocol different for accessing data.dol.gov and api.dol.gov?

Trying to access the DOL API - specifically DOL OSHA Enforcement Data. Currently using PHP to make the API Call however merely changing the host and URI (from api.dol.gov to data.dol.gov and from /...
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US Senate/Congress Contact Info API

Is there an API to get the email addresses or other contact info of US senators and representatives by postal code? Or, is there some way of getting the email addresses of all US senators and ...
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Is there a openFDA Data Pipeline version supported for Windows?

Everything in the openFDA data pipeline API seems Linux-centric, including several dependencies; dependencies require me to compile the source because packages only exist for Linux (like leveldb). I ...
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How do I query for a field with a single quote or apostrophe? e.g. “CROHN'S DISEASE”

I want to list all drugs that have "CROHN'S DISEASE" or "CROHN^S DISEASE" as drugindication: http://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?search=patient.drug.drugindication.exact:%22CROHN'S+DISEASE%22&...
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Public web API to get list of apps in App Store?

I want to make an app, where user can find or mark apps that are similar. To do that first client need to able to browse app store content. If user set a keyword, i.e. "face", then I need list of app ...
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Is it possible to get the exact (particular) information from openFDA?

I am looking for just meta information from openFDA. Whenever I do a query I get all the information like meta, results. My requirement doesn't deal with results. We just care about metadata, because ...
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Errors with running Ruby Government Data SDK Sample

I'm trying to the run the ruby version of the program to consume GOV data sources located at : http://usdepartmentoflabor.github.io/Ruby-Sample-App/ . I get two errors. The first has to do with an ...
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Open database of domain registration information?

Is there a central database of all domain registration information, or a way to access an aggregate of that data? I know there are already tools to help you access the registration information of a ...
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How to Geocode coordinates?

I need a way to obtain the coordinates for all of one type of store/restaurant in a country. For example, all the McDonald's in South Africa. I'd like to use R or any tool that is more appropriate. ...
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Fracking Cost per Barrel of Oil

I am looking for a historic and on-going source for fracking cost per barrel of oil. Ideally for the USA with regional and/or State values. However, larger sources are welcome. Any ideas?
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Free public real time social data APIs

Similar question might have been asked before, but APIs are in constant flux and my question is quite specific. At this point, are there any other free public real time social data APIs similar to ...
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Does the openFDA drug adverse events dataset (or any other dataset) have a geographic dimension?

I want to produce visualizations of PRR and ROR of drug adverse events using openFDA data using d3 and shiny. I want to build interactive map view (map of the US with PRR values by state, for example)....
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Filtering and Searching Data Using Department of Labor Quarry API (v2)

I am attempting to query the OSHA Inspection data from the DOL Quarry API as shown at http://developer.dol.gov/health-and-safety/dol-osha-enforcement/#osha_inspection. I have found API documentation ...
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% share in 3 datasets or portfolios in time-series. Data or API request for my animation

I'm looking for an aggregate data set which shows three datasets of related data, and a percentage share for each over time. So for example, it might show manufacturers share over time for each of 3 ...
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World Bank via Pandas - looking up country regions

I am getting country data from World Bank via Pandas Remote Data API. Is there a way to get metadata for each country? In particular: Is it a country, or a region/group (e.g. Arab World or Upper ...
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federal guidelines for reporting expenses and donations

I'm running for city council in a small town on the platform of transparency... really like 18f api standards, looking to find a schema to describe expenses and donations for the campaign - ie some ...
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Where can I find open etymology databases?

Are there any open and directly accessible, freely available, English etymology dictionary databases like the one used by online etymology dictionary? It could be accessible either directly via ...
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Movie/Tv Show api (with posters) for commercial user

I am looking for a movie and tv show database with a good developer friendly api which can be used for commercial purposes (Android app). http://www.themoviedb.org/ looked like a good options but ...
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How to get the best images from a Wikimedia Commons category?

Wikimedia Commons had tons of images of all qualities, sorted in categories. The best images are sometimes awarded a "featured" badge, or a "quality" or "valued" badge. The majority of images have no ...
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Open Data platform from scratch [closed]

I am doing research on how to build an open data platform with a web portal and a REST interface without relying on a turnkey solution. I found different solutions: CKAN, Socrata, OpenDataSoft and ...
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API or datasets for websites demographics (age & gender distributions)

Data request Data: I am looking for an API or dataset where I can find age distribution (age groups: percentage of an age group according to the population) and gender distributions for the biggest ...
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Examples and experiences of text and datamining use of open data?

I am currently working on a research project that looks at the barriers and best practices when it comes to text and datamining. www.FutureTDM.eu Do you have any experience with this in relation to ...
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Average monthly weather data by city, over the world?

I'm searching for any website or dataset that provides average monthly weather, such as highest and lowest temperature, humidity, and number of rainy days, by city over the world (major city). For ...
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is there an open API for healthcare's medicaid / CHIP eligibility?

I'd like to make a healthcare website that would help customers find their healthcare plans easily. How can I check if the user is eligible for medicaid, or CHIP or medicare? I know how to get the ...
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.How can I get the list of drugs that interact with a particular drug in openFDA

I am trying to get a list of ingredients/drugs that might interact with a particular drug or check if a list of drugs might interact with each other. How can I achieve it using openFDA API.