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A life after G+ ?

A year from now or less, Google+ will be off. It gives us a few months to :
- find a new home for this community
- replace all G+ URIs used to identify agents in the LOV data base (creators, contributors) by alternative URIs.
I feel particularly concerned by this problem since I was the one who pushed towards using G+ as an identification service. That was less than five years ago.

It figures : Linked data is about entities and facts. But there is nothing such as permanent reliable names or identifiers.

Hi everyone! Does anyone have recommendations on ontologies or vocabulary for web development?

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There used to be statistics on the LOV site, such as I can find information about terms and the list of top used terms, but not a term list with stats. (The stats section on the pages is not a link.) Do those exist somewhere? We're looking at some revisions of DCterms and it would be very useful to have stats on usage. Thanks.

Hello, is the LOV query log (still?) publicly available? If yes, where can it be accessed? Thanks!

Is the search feature working? I'm currently trying to search ontologies and terms but without results.
Thank you in advance.

Is there any problem with the search feature? I'm currently trying to search ontologies and terms and no results appear.
Thank you in advance.
Best Regards.

Annoucement: LOV Migration

Hi LOV community,

We would like to thank OKFN +Rufus Pollock for hosting the Linked Open Vocabularies project since July 2012. We knew it was a temporary solution and OKFN admins +Paul Walsh, have always been there to help us in keeping the application up and running. Thank you the Open Knowledge Foundation!

As of today the Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV) will be hosted permanently by the Ontology Engineering Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. +María Poveda Villalón +Asuncion Gomez Perez +Oscar Corcho Raul Alcaraz. Thank you for providing LOV a new home! The URL is now: (redirection from are in place).

Important for Developers/Users:
Some necessary changes have been made, here is a list:
- SPARQL Endpoint URL:
- LOV graph URI is now (it was before)
- LOV vocabularies URIs: URI have all changed from to

We are sorry for those changes that were necessary. Let us know if there is any problem with the migration. May we all have everlasting LOV!

How do I define a datatype such that it can be any string literal, but some commonly used strings are suggested (not required)? For example I mean to suggest "apple", "pear", "orange" or any string you want. Will this work?

rdf:type owl:Restriction ;
owl:onProperty example:fruitType ;
owl:maxQualifiedCardinality "1"^^xsd:nonNegativeInteger ;
owl:onDataRange [ rdf:type rdfs:Datatype ;
owl:oneOf [ rdf:type rdf:List ; rdf:first "apple" ; rdf:rest [rdf:item "pear"; rdf:item "orange"; rdf:item rdf:type rdf:string]
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