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Open Data and Semantic Web
  Community Barn Raising


Boris Mann • http://bmannconsulting.com • @bmann
      Presented at ...
Boris Mann
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
• Current day job: Bootup Labs
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
• Current day job: Bootup Labs
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
• Current day job: Bootup Labs
• Community “stu...
Boris Mann

• Long time non-coding
  contributor to
  open source projects
• Current day job: Bootup Labs
• Community “stu...
Outline

• Hand Waving
• (Policy)
• Technology
• Community
Not So
Fast!
Not So
Fast!
         Who are you?
Not So
Fast!
             Who are you?
     W! e
  NE tiv
    rac
Inte ssion
   se at!!
   form
Not So
Fast!
                Who are you?
     W! e
  NE tiv
    rac      What do you want to get
Inte ssion
   se at!!   ...
Not So
Fast!
                Who are you?
     W! e
  NE tiv
    rac      What do you want to get
Inte ssion
   se at!!   ...
Hand Waving
(Policy)
(Policy)

• Washington DC,Vancouver
(Policy)

• Washington DC,Vancouver
• recovery.gov, data.gov
(Policy)

• Washington DC,Vancouver
• recovery.gov, data.gov
• …your business / community / village /
  city / country?
“Just” Open
• Have to
  download / import
  data

• Pure robot food -
  still needs
  programmers to
  make it play nice
 ...
Open Data
Open Data

• Much higher understanding
  of open source
Open Data
                              That’s software I
                              can use for free,
                ...
Open Data
                              That’s software I
                              can use for free,
                ...
Open Data
                              That’s software I
                              can use for free,
                ...
Open Data
                               That’s software I
                               can use for free,
              ...
Open Data
                               That’s software I
                               can use for free,
              ...
Technology, Licensing,
    and Attitude
Technology, Licensing,
         and Attitude

• Technology: use standard formats, APIs
Technology, Licensing,
         and Attitude

• Technology: use standard formats, APIs
• Licensing: need flexible licensing...
Technology, Licensing,
         and Attitude

• Technology: use standard formats, APIs
• Licensing: need flexible licensing...
Public Data Sets
“
You've read, or can imagine, the impact that the first
Public Libraries had on human culture. Now imagin...
Technology
Technology
Technology

• Semantic Web
Technology

• Semantic Web
• Linked Data
Technology

• Semantic Web
• Linked Data
Technology

• Semantic Web
• Linked Data
• RDFa, Microformats, etc.
Technology

• Semantic Web
• Linked Data
• RDFa, Microformats, etc.
“
…just what RDFa is supposed to be:
human readable data, formatting data and
machine readable data all in the same
docume...
Robot Food
    •   Humans create the
        content

    •   Tools make it more
        easily digestable by
        mark...
Creative Commons
        has a flavor




• http://wiki.creativecommons.org/RDFa
Freebase

• Structured data - started with Wikipedia
• Browse / search / filter - then create/edit
  (addictive!)
• Data mo...
Freebase
Community

• Let’s learn
  together

• We learn better by
  doing

• Real projects!
Community

• Let’s learn
  together

• We learn better by
  doing                          to
                            ...
Broken or New?
Broken or New?
Broken or New?
The Problem

• Many restaurant directory/review/info/etc.
• Incomplete data
• Nothing linked
The Solution
The Solution


 BACON!
BaconPatioBeer
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
• Which restaurant has a patio
  that we can enj...
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
• Which restaurant has a patio
  that we can enj...
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
• Which restaurant has a patio
  that we can enj...
BaconPatioBeer
• Where are great places for
  breakfast / brunch in town?
• Which restaurant has a patio
  that we can enj...
• Simple concept
• Simple concept
• Build out restaurant
  data using Freebase
  as central data
  store
• Simple concept
• Build out restaurant
    data using Freebase
    as central data
    store
•   Make a front end
    web...
• Simple concept
• Build out restaurant
    data using Freebase
    as central data
    store
•   Make a front end
    web...
• Simple concept
• Build out restaurant
    data using Freebase
    as central data
    store
•   Make a front end
    web...
• Simple concept
• Build out restaurant
    data using Freebase
    as central data
    store
•   Make a front end
    web...
Economic Incentive
Economic Incentive
• BLOG
Economic Incentive
• BLOG
• = Better Listings On
  Google
Economic Incentive
• BLOG
• = Better Listings On
  Google
• Semantic just
  beginning to influence
  search - Google,
  Yah...
Economic Incentive
• BLOG
• = Better Listings On
  Google
• Semantic just
  beginning to influence
  search - Google,
  Yah...
Economic Incentive
• BLOG                       Lindemans
                           Pecheresse on
• = Better Listings On ...
• Make a blog post
  and announce a
  meetup

• Gather some
  tech, policy, hand
  waving

• (try to) build
  community
• Different
  ingredients
  needed

• Communities
  and projects
  are made out   Turns out this is barn raising, too
  of...
• Different
  ingredients
  needed

• Communities
  and projects
  are made out        Turns out this is barn raising, too...
Open Restaurants
• http://openrestaurants.org
• Still experimenting with Freebase schemas
• Maybe we can kill some Flash b...
Open Restaurants
 • http://openrestaurants.org
 • Still experimenting with Freebase schemas
 • Maybe we can kill some Flas...
Have I Convinced you?
Have I Convinced you?
• Policy: Think about your attitude and
  licensing around data
Have I Convinced you?
• Policy: Think about your attitude and
  licensing around data
• Technology: Check out semantic web
Have I Convinced you?
• Policy: Think about your attitude and
  licensing around data
• Technology: Check out semantic web...
Have I Convinced you?
• Policy: Think about your attitude and
  licensing around data
• Technology: Check out semantic web...
END
Linked Data - Datasets
END
Blah blah blah
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Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about. One of the next battles in keeping the web open is keeping data open - from the content we "generate" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.

Just like open source, open data is a mix of technology, licensing, and attitude. Here in Vancouver, we've started experimenting with what I like to call a Semantic Web Community "Barn Raising" effort. Lots of people are interested in open data and related technology that supports it, like the semantic web, RDF, etc. But it's very hard to just have nice thought experiments about all this, we learn best by doing.

Recently, I gave a talk at DrupalCon Washington DC talking about the semantic web. I said that RDFa is "food for robots", so what better data to experiment with than something related to food?

The project we're tackling is to collectively source restaurant information. The information will be stored in part on Freebase, as well as various front end mashups, iPhone apps, and other tools. Eventually, we hope to create an economic incentive so that some restaurants and/or restaurant directory websites will expose their data semantically.

The talk will be a mix of community, policy, hand waving, and technology, as well as an open call to help with this project in your own city. You'll leave with some food for thought on how open data and the semantic web are evolving, and what you can do with it today.

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  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp
  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp
  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp
  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp
  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp
  • Northern Voice, DemoCamp, BarCamp, DrupalCon, DrupalCamp

  • Start with the usual: how many from out of town?

    What do you want to get out of this? What intrigued you about the session?

    What do you know already?

    Semantic Web

    RDFa

    community building

    barn raising

    triples

    2 billion triples

    What do *I* want to tell you about? A pet project and get you excited about tech

  • Start with the usual: how many from out of town?

    What do you want to get out of this? What intrigued you about the session?

    What do you know already?

    Semantic Web

    RDFa

    community building

    barn raising

    triples

    2 billion triples

    What do *I* want to tell you about? A pet project and get you excited about tech

  • Start with the usual: how many from out of town?

    What do you want to get out of this? What intrigued you about the session?

    What do you know already?

    Semantic Web

    RDFa

    community building

    barn raising

    triples

    2 billion triples

    What do *I* want to tell you about? A pet project and get you excited about tech

  • Start with the usual: how many from out of town?

    What do you want to get out of this? What intrigued you about the session?

    What do you know already?

    Semantic Web

    RDFa

    community building

    barn raising

    triples

    2 billion triples

    What do *I* want to tell you about? A pet project and get you excited about tech

  • PSA: Handwaving will happen throughout this presentation

    Call bullshit, ask for clarification, help us learn
  • data.gov
  • data.gov
  • data.gov
  • Washington DC
  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Open source is now a term that is increasingly understood, or at least talked about.
    FLOSS vs. open source is still problematic. Jim de la Hunt (@jdlh) twittered that he’s been hearing a lot of open source, but not really mentioning FLOSS. I responded - o/s is somewhat heard of (That’s software I can use for free, right?), FLOSS is radical and scary (just like pirates)

    Anyway, let’s pretend we understand open source and move on to the next battle

    keeping data open
    /from the content we \"generate\" for many social sites to the closed silos of government and businesses.


  • Technology: lots of platforms and frameworks already produce formats and have APIs - if you’re building from scratch, ask / require your tech partner to include them
    Licensing: do you want companies to play? then don’t use CC Non Commercial
    Attitude: lots of businesses get confused about their ownership of data - governments are just
  • Technology: lots of platforms and frameworks already produce formats and have APIs - if you’re building from scratch, ask / require your tech partner to include them
    Licensing: do you want companies to play? then don’t use CC Non Commercial
    Attitude: lots of businesses get confused about their ownership of data - governments are just
  • Technology: lots of platforms and frameworks already produce formats and have APIs - if you’re building from scratch, ask / require your tech partner to include them
    Licensing: do you want companies to play? then don’t use CC Non Commercial
    Attitude: lots of businesses get confused about their ownership of data - governments are just
  • This was Amazon opening up US Census, dumps of Freebase and Wikipedia, etc. etc. -- Terrabytes of data

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/amazon_exposes_1_terrabyte_of.php - Feb 2009
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -
  • Semantic web not really just one technology - an Apple is a fruit, vs. Apple the company, vs. Apple the singer
    Linked Data - this is what gets me excited. 2 billion connected facts
    RDFa, Microformats, etc. -

  • Ben Lavender, Stéphane Corlosquet
  • SPARQL
    Don’t have to move data around - pull it as needed
    Mashups are made of robot poop?

  • http://www.freebase.com/view/en/what_is_freebase
    Freebase is unique among online databases because a single Freebase topic can encompass many different kinds of information. In other databases there would have to be a separate topic for each category, or a completely separate database. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger would appear in a movie database as an actor, a political database as a governor, and a bodybuilder database as a Mr. Universe. In Freebase there is one topic for Arnold Schwarzenegger that contains information about all three facets of his public life. The unified topic acts as an information hub, making it easy to find and contribute information about him regardless of what kind of information it is.
  • http://www.freebase.com/view/en/what_is_freebase
    Freebase is unique among online databases because a single Freebase topic can encompass many different kinds of information. In other databases there would have to be a separate topic for each category, or a completely separate database. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger would appear in a movie database as an actor, a political database as a governor, and a bodybuilder database as a Mr. Universe. In Freebase there is one topic for Arnold Schwarzenegger that contains information about all three facets of his public life. The unified topic acts as an information hub, making it easy to find and contribute information about him regardless of what kind of information it is.

  • Fix something broken? e.g. Google Transit for Vancouver replacing i-Move

    Or build something brand new?
  • Fix something broken? e.g. Google Transit for Vancouver replacing i-Move

    Or build something brand new?
  • Many sites

    Incomplete data: various different bits, all wrong

    Nothing linked, no re-use
  • Many sites

    Incomplete data: various different bits, all wrong

    Nothing linked, no re-use
  • (.com)
  • (.com)
  • (.com)
  • (.com)
  • (.com)
  • (.com)
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • So, the concept is simple:

    Build out restaurant data through manual input as well as mass import into the Vancouver base on Freebase -- http://vancouver.freebase.com

    Make a front end website in Drupal show strips of bacon in the morning, patios in the afternoon, and beer at night - in the spirit of Washington DC's http://stumblesafely.com

    Document the data formats, APIs, and applications available so that anyone can import or export the data, as well build their own front ends, widgets, etc.
  • Blog - really easy to create content from the bottom up
    Integration into tools...
  • Blog - really easy to create content from the bottom up
    Integration into tools...
  • Blog - really easy to create content from the bottom up
    Integration into tools...
  • Blog - really easy to create content from the bottom up
    Integration into tools...
  • Blog - really easy to create content from the bottom up
    Integration into tools...
  • Jim Pick, Karen Fung, Roland Tanglao, Matt Smilie, Adrian, Mack Hardy, Dale McGladdery, Mike West

  • (.com)
    Gather around URLs





  • August 2005 - BarCamp in Palo Alto. October 2005, BarCamp Amsterdam - 2nd ever, first international
  • 2 billion tuples


  • Transcript of "Open Data Semantic Web Community Barn Raising"

    1. 1. Open Data and Semantic Web Community Barn Raising Boris Mann • http://bmannconsulting.com • @bmann Presented at Open Web Vancouver 2009
    2. 2. Boris Mann
    3. 3. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects
    4. 4. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects
    5. 5. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects • Current day job: Bootup Labs
    6. 6. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects • Current day job: Bootup Labs
    7. 7. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects • Current day job: Bootup Labs • Community “stuff” in Vancouver and around the world since 2004
    8. 8. Boris Mann • Long time non-coding contributor to open source projects • Current day job: Bootup Labs • Community “stuff” in Vancouver and around the world since 2004
    9. 9. Outline • Hand Waving • (Policy) • Technology • Community
    10. 10. Not So Fast!
    11. 11. Not So Fast! Who are you?
    12. 12. Not So Fast! Who are you? W! e NE tiv rac Inte ssion se at!! form
    13. 13. Not So Fast! Who are you? W! e NE tiv rac What do you want to get Inte ssion se at!! out of this? form
    14. 14. Not So Fast! Who are you? W! e NE tiv rac What do you want to get Inte ssion se at!! out of this? form What do you know already?
    15. 15. Hand Waving
    16. 16. (Policy)
    17. 17. (Policy) • Washington DC,Vancouver
    18. 18. (Policy) • Washington DC,Vancouver • recovery.gov, data.gov
    19. 19. (Policy) • Washington DC,Vancouver • recovery.gov, data.gov • …your business / community / village / city / country?
    20. 20. “Just” Open • Have to download / import data • Pure robot food - still needs programmers to make it play nice with humans Washington DC
    21. 21. Open Data
    22. 22. Open Data • Much higher understanding of open source
    23. 23. Open Data That’s software I can use for free, right? • Much higher understanding of open source
    24. 24. Open Data That’s software I can use for free, right? • Much higher understanding of open source
    25. 25. Open Data That’s software I can use for free, right? • Much higher understanding of open source • Next: keep data open
    26. 26. Open Data That’s software I can use for free, right? • Much higher understanding of open source • Next: keep data open • Closed silos in social networks, businesses, government
    27. 27. Open Data That’s software I can use for free, right? • Much higher understanding of open source • Next: keep data open • Closed silos in social networks, businesses, government
    28. 28. Technology, Licensing, and Attitude
    29. 29. Technology, Licensing, and Attitude • Technology: use standard formats, APIs
    30. 30. Technology, Licensing, and Attitude • Technology: use standard formats, APIs • Licensing: need flexible licensing - wrong license can taint data and make it hard to re-use
    31. 31. Technology, Licensing, and Attitude • Technology: use standard formats, APIs • Licensing: need flexible licensing - wrong license can taint data and make it hard to re-use • Attitude: our data is not our business model
    32. 32. Public Data Sets “ You've read, or can imagine, the impact that the first Public Libraries had on human culture. Now imagine the opening up of not just this, but other libraries of data, so huge that economies of scale blast the project off beyond any analogy that could be drawn with our everyday experience or historical memories. It won't just be Amazon that offers up this kind of data - it will be relatively commonplace soon, we imagine. It will be like a network of libraries - for robots. Robots that go to the library frequently, read very fast and make ” serious use of what they've learned. – Read Write Web, Feb 2009
    33. 33. Technology
    34. 34. Technology
    35. 35. Technology • Semantic Web
    36. 36. Technology • Semantic Web • Linked Data
    37. 37. Technology • Semantic Web • Linked Data
    38. 38. Technology • Semantic Web • Linked Data • RDFa, Microformats, etc.
    39. 39. Technology • Semantic Web • Linked Data • RDFa, Microformats, etc.
    40. 40. “ …just what RDFa is supposed to be: human readable data, formatting data and machine readable data all in the same document, all inline, all describing the same thing. ” - Ben Lavender / Stéphane Corlosquet http://tr.im/RDFaDrupalYouTube http://tr.im/RDFaInDrupal
    41. 41. Robot Food • Humans create the content • Tools make it more easily digestable by marking it up auto- magically • Enables re-use
    42. 42. Creative Commons has a flavor • http://wiki.creativecommons.org/RDFa
    43. 43. Freebase • Structured data - started with Wikipedia • Browse / search / filter - then create/edit (addictive!) • Data modeling • Build apps
    44. 44. Freebase
    45. 45. Community • Let’s learn together • We learn better by doing • Real projects!
    46. 46. Community • Let’s learn together • We learn better by doing to n bar • Real projects! d a se… Fin rai
    47. 47. Broken or New?
    48. 48. Broken or New?
    49. 49. Broken or New?
    50. 50. The Problem • Many restaurant directory/review/info/etc. • Incomplete data • Nothing linked
    51. 51. The Solution
    52. 52. The Solution BACON!
    53. 53. BaconPatioBeer
    54. 54. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town?
    55. 55. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town?
    56. 56. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town? • Which restaurant has a patio that we can enjoy the sunshine on?
    57. 57. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town? • Which restaurant has a patio that we can enjoy the sunshine on?
    58. 58. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town? • Which restaurant has a patio that we can enjoy the sunshine on? • What restaurants are pouring great beer around town?
    59. 59. BaconPatioBeer • Where are great places for breakfast / brunch in town? • Which restaurant has a patio that we can enjoy the sunshine on? • What restaurants are pouring great beer around town?
    60. 60. • Simple concept
    61. 61. • Simple concept • Build out restaurant data using Freebase as central data store
    62. 62. • Simple concept • Build out restaurant data using Freebase as central data store • Make a front end website
    63. 63. • Simple concept • Build out restaurant data using Freebase as central data store • Make a front end website
    64. 64. • Simple concept • Build out restaurant data using Freebase as central data store • Make a front end website
    65. 65. • Simple concept • Build out restaurant data using Freebase as central data store • Make a front end website • Document the data formats, APIs, and applications
    66. 66. Economic Incentive
    67. 67. Economic Incentive • BLOG
    68. 68. Economic Incentive • BLOG • = Better Listings On Google
    69. 69. Economic Incentive • BLOG • = Better Listings On Google • Semantic just beginning to influence search - Google, Yahoo Search Monkey
    70. 70. Economic Incentive • BLOG • = Better Listings On Google • Semantic just beginning to influence search - Google, Yahoo Search Monkey • Add more data, it gets shown on the map
    71. 71. Economic Incentive • BLOG Lindemans Pecheresse on • = Better Listings On sale Google • Semantic just beginning to influence search - Google, Yahoo Search Monkey • Add more data, it gets shown on the map
    72. 72. • Make a blog post and announce a meetup • Gather some tech, policy, hand waving • (try to) build community
    73. 73. • Different ingredients needed • Communities and projects are made out Turns out this is barn raising, too of PEOPLE - barn raising quilts
    74. 74. • Different ingredients needed • Communities and projects are made out Turns out this is barn raising, too of PEOPLE - barn raising quilts …we got busy
    75. 75. Open Restaurants • http://openrestaurants.org • Still experimenting with Freebase schemas • Maybe we can kill some Flash based restaurant sites? • Stay tuned…
    76. 76. Open Restaurants • http://openrestaurants.org • Still experimenting with Freebase schemas • Maybe we can kill some Flash based restaurant sites? • Stay tuned… Personal goal: lunch specials in an N block radius
    77. 77. Have I Convinced you?
    78. 78. Have I Convinced you? • Policy: Think about your attitude and licensing around data
    79. 79. Have I Convinced you? • Policy: Think about your attitude and licensing around data • Technology: Check out semantic web
    80. 80. Have I Convinced you? • Policy: Think about your attitude and licensing around data • Technology: Check out semantic web • Community: Build one, or build with one
    81. 81. Have I Convinced you? • Policy: Think about your attitude and licensing around data • Technology: Check out semantic web • Community: Build one, or build with one Hand waving is fun!
    82. 82. END
    83. 83. Linked Data - Datasets
    84. 84. END
    85. 85. Blah blah blah
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