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Creators: Tom Elliott
Contributors: Leif Isaksen
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Last modified Apr 30, 2013 10:20 AM
PELAGIOS is an international consortium that is using Linked Open Data approach and the Pleiades gazetteer to join up a variety of online resources that refer to places in the ancient world. Its first two phases were funded by JISC.

Visit PELAGIOS on the web at:

Here are some key ways PELAGIOS is using Pleiades data:

PELAGIOS partners use the Open Annotation ontology and Pleiades URIs to express references to ancient places within their information resources. This not only allows them to draw on the contextual information that Pleiades provides, such as coordinates and bibliographic references, but permits cross-browsing between resource sets. Pelagios does not centralize infrastructure, it simply facilitates those wishing to publish Linked Open Ancient World Data on the Web, using the Resource Description Framework (RDF)

Available datasets and entry points are summarized on the PELAGIOS Data Page.

The PELAGIOS Graph Explorer is a visualisation tool which lets you play with the data provided by the project partners, and explore the relations that now exist between them. You can read more about it in several blog posts, including: