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Self-service linked government data with dcat and gridworks

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Self-service linked government data with dcat and gridworks
Open Government Data initiatives in the US, UK and elsewhere have made large amounts of raw data available to the public on the Web. There is enormous potential in applying Linked Data principles to these datasets. This potential currently remains largely untapped because governments lack the resources required to convert from raw data to highquality Linked Data on a large scale. We present a "selfservice" approach to this problem: By connecting a powerful Gridworks-based data workbench application directly to data catalogs, via a standard Data Catalog Vocabulary, data professionals outside of government can contribute to the Linked Data conversion process, thus obtaining data for their own needs and benefiting the larger Linked Government Data effort. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.4 [Information Systems Applications]: Miscellaneous General Terms Semantics Keywords dcat, Government Catalog, Linked Data, Gridworks, RDF
Richard Cyganiak, Fadi Maali, Vassilios Peristeras
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ISEMANTICS
Authors Richard Cyganiak, Fadi Maali, Vassilios Peristeras
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