Semantic Data Exchange

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Semantic Data Exchange (SDX) was an investigation project looking at the role of information intermediaries for government linked data. This is a brief presentation on it we gave at the "Collaboration …

Semantic Data Exchange (SDX) was an investigation project looking at the role of information intermediaries for government linked data. This is a brief presentation on it we gave at the "Collaboration Nation - Digital Britain" event in March 2010

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  • 1. Semantic Data Exchange
    Dave Reynolds
    CTO, Epimorphics Ltd
  • 2. Government is opening up its data
    So people can build services to help you ...
    track crime in your area
    understand where funding is going
    plan travel
    choose a school
    ... and much more
  • 3. Traditional approach – data dump
    each application does its own data integration
    local stores which require management and update
    hard to share or reuse efforts between applications
  • 4. A web of government linked data
    DCSF
    AdminGeography
    Edubase
    Schools
    TimePeriods
    Ofsted
    Gov.Bodies
    common format
    integrated through standardized reference identifiers
    fine grained, programmatic web access
  • 5. Government is opening up its data
    point
    another point
    no more
    But there are some barriers ...
    • finding the relevant datasets (discovery)
    • 6. single view of combined datasets
    • 7. complexity
    • 8. getting access from typical web development tools
  • Semantic data exchange
    An information exchange
    to help developers locate, access, combine and enrich the Gov web of data
    to enable a network of information services for commerce and citizens
  • 9. Using the data exchange
    1. Locate datasets, indexed by relevant concepts
  • 10. Using the data exchange
    Data view
    2. Construct a view over the combined data
  • 11. Using the data exchange
    Data view
    3. Create visualizations of the data
  • 12. Using the data exchange
    Data view
    4. Embed visualization
    data view and associated visualization widgets can be shared and reused
  • 13. Government is opening up its data
    point
    another point
    no more
  • 14. Opportunities
    market place for information feeds
    • linked data API
    • 15. visualization and report generation
    • 16. information publishing web services
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