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The Concept

Services such as GeoNames, Freebase and even Wikipedia allow different datasets to use common URI vocabularies and thereby provoke both serendipitous discovery and combination through Linked Data. Surprisingly, there is still no service that provides standardised URIs for temporal periods. This is partly due to the frequent controversy associated in pinning their boundaries down, as well as the contrast between those with relative and those with absolute dating. CommonEras is an attampt to build a community-based vocabulary service, with appropriate visualisation and search technologies, for temporal periods ('the Sixties', 'the Victorian Era', 'the Golden Age of Comics', etc.).

The Team

Project Members currently include:
  • Leif Isaksen
  • Chris Gutteridge
  • Gianluca Correndo
  • Zurina Muda
  • Lin Xu
  • Thanassis Tiropanis
The original concept was developed at the ECS 2009 WebFest by:
  • Leif Isaksen
  • Gianlucca Correndo
  • Don Cruickshank
  • Zurina Muda
  • Bart Nagel
  • Russell Newman
  • Jiadi Yao
  • Lin Xu
  • Chris Gutteridge

Disclaimer

CommonEras is currently in Pre-Alpha development and made available solely for the purposes of experimentation. Any or all aspects of the site are open to changes including 'persistent' URIs. The CommonEras Team and the University of Southampton accept no liability for damage or malfunction caused by reliance on the website or its contents. USE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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