• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space
 

Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space

on

  • 749 views

Debruyne, C., De Leenheer, P., Spyns, P., van Grootel, G., Christiaens, S. (2011) Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space. In Proc. of the International Conference ...

Debruyne, C., De Leenheer, P., Spyns, P., van Grootel, G., Christiaens, S. (2011) Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space. In Proc. of the International Conference on Conceptual Modelling 2011: ER Workshops (ER 2011), LNCS, Springer

Abstract. The Flemish public administration aims to integrate and publish all research information on a portal. Information is currently stored according to the CERIF standard modeled in (E)ER and aimed at extensibility. Solutions exist to easily publish data from databases in RDF, but ontologies need to be constructed to render those meaningful. In order to publish their data, the public administration and other stakeholders first need to agree on a shared understanding of what exactly is captured and stored in that format. In this paper, we show how the use of the Business Semantics Management method and tool contributed in achieving that aim.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
749
Views on SlideShare
747
Embed Views
2

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0

2 Embeds 2

http://us-w1.rockmelt.com 1
https://twitter.com 1

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space Presentation Transcript

    • Publishing open data andservices for the FlemishResearch Information SpaceChristophe Debruyne, Pieter De Leenheer, Peter Spyns,Geert van Grootel, Stijn Christiaens 1
    • OutlineØ  IntroductionØ  ProblemsØ  Approach: Method and ToolØ  DemoØ  ResultsØ  Conclusions and Future WorkPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.2
    • IntroductionØ  A good overview of a country or region’s science and technology base is crucial to stimulate research and innovationØ  The Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) therefore launched the Flanders Research Information Space (FRIS) programPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.3
    • Introduction: Goals of FRISØ  A virtual research information space covering all Flemish players in the field of Economy, Science and InnovationPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.4
    • The current portalresearchportal.be Researchers Organizations Projects Publications Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space 2/11/11 Pag.5
    • Introduction: Goals of FRISØ  Reduce the current administrative burden of knowledge institutions Ø Repeatedly report the same information to different institutions in different formatsØ  Services could automate this process if data would be accessible in a uniform wayPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.6
    • ProblemØ  Two problems: 1. What does the data mean? à Capturing the semantics of the domain in an ontology 2. How do we appropriately annotate the data (from heterogeneous) sources?Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.7
    • ProblemØ  Heterogeneous data sources Ø  Knowledge institutions store information in autonomously developed information systems Ø  European Commission furthermore asks knowledge institutions to report according the Common European Research Interchange Format (CERIF) Ø  Knowledge “scattered” across different communitiesPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.8
    • ProblemØ  CERIF Ø Created with Entity-relationship model for an almost unlimited flexibility on roles and classifications used with entities Ø Show limitations when it comes to communicating the knowledge stored with that modelPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.9
    • ProblemØ  To populate the FRIS portal with delivered CERIF and other data sources, we need 1.  A consensus amongst the involved parties – forming communities – on a common conceptual model (ontology) 2.  An easy, repeatable process for validating and integrating data 3.  A means to use that data in a generic way so services could be builtPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.10
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Business Semantics Management Ø  Community driven ontology engineering Ø  Adopts Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR) Ø  Fact-oriented (like NIAM, ORM) Ø Communicating (binary) facts Ø Decision attribute/relation not at design time, but at implementation time.Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.11
    • Approach: Method and ToolDe Leenheer, P. (2009) On Community-based Ontology Evolution:Foundations of Business Semantics Management, PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Publishing open data and services for the Flemish Research Information Space 2/11/11 Pag.12
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Business Semantics Glossary Ø  Supports Semantic Reconciliation Ø  Semantic Communities à A group of stakeholders who want to achieve interoperability Ø  Speech Communities à Subsets of a semantic community employing a certain terminology Ø  Vocabularies à Sets of facts expressed in a terminology of a speech community + constraints capturing the intended universe of discoursePublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.13
    • Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.14
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Exporting OWLPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.15
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Exporting OWLPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.16
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Annotating existing data sources Ø  We used D2R Server1, generates a “skeleton” vocabulary based on a relational database schema Ø  Semantics of the exported ontology are added to the skeleton file Ø  Result online à http://starpc20.vub.ac.be:2020/ 1http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/d2r-server/Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.17
    • Approach: Method and ToolØ  Demo of Business Semantics GlossaryPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.18
    • ResultsØ  SPARQL endpoint is running Feel free to test and use it!Ø  Services built on top of that data Ø  Results submitted elsewhere Ø  For instance, http://starpc14.vub.ac.be:8080/mashup/personPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.19
    • Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.20
    • ConclusionsØ  A teachable/Repeatable process for capturing knowledge in an ontology and annotating dataØ  Heterogeneous data sources uniformly accessible through one ontologyØ  Development of services automating (reporting) tasks now possiblePublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.21
    • Future workØ  Facilitating the annotation process. E.g., transforming Ω-RIDL annotations into D2R mappingsØ  Lifecycle management http://www.acsi-project.eu/Ø  Hybrid Ontology Engineering for Linked Data http://www.oscb.be/Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.22
    • Questions?Publishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.23
    • Backup slidesPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.24
    • Changing the D2R MappingPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.25
    • CERIF (E)ER ModelPublishing open data and services for theFlemish Research Information Space2/11/11 Pag.26