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NLM Releases 2016 MeSH RDF Beta

NLM Releases 2016 MeSH RDF Beta. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Nov-Dec;(407):b5.

2015 November 20 [posted]
2015 December 04 [Editor's note added]

[Editor's Note: On December 4, 2015 NLM implemented a new versioning policy and updated the technical documentation. For more information see:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce an updated beta release of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) RDF (Resource Description Framework) around November 20, 2015. This most recent beta release will be based on the 2016 MeSH and will incorporate an approach to the maintenance of deleted URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers). Specific changes to the MeSH RDF schema for this release are documented in the notes available at

Technical documentation along with sample SPARQL queries and our versioning policy are available at NLM will implement a new versioning policy on or about December 3, 2015.

Have questions or want to provide feedback? Let us hear from you. Join us on GitHub at and tweet us using #NLMLD.

To learn more about the overall project check out our information page at

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