Broad Data Jim Hendler Tetherless World Constellation Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science Director, Information Technology and Web Science Program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler @jahendler (twitter)
Government Data Sharing: “Year 1” January 1, 2009 “ Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” --- President Obama Putting Govt Data online- Data.gov.uk beta May 21, 2009 January 19, 2010 data.gov.uk online May 21, 2010 data.gov online data.gov relaunch with semantic web featured June30,2009 December 8, 2009 “ Open Government Directive ” released 2009 2010 … 57 Data Sets ~6000 Data Set ~2000 Data Sets >305,000 Data Sets
Government Data Sharing: Year 3 2012 so far: http://www.gouv.fr Released 300,000 French databases US/India to release Open Government Platform Kenya announces “Open Africa” project
Government Data in the linked open data cloud http://linkeddata.org/ Government Data is currently over ½ the cloud in size (~17B triples), 10s of thousands of links to other data (within and without)
Important to the citizens: eg. Education Data.gov.uk RPI NYS demos
Linking GDP of the US and China GDP of China (Billion Chinese Yuan ) GDP of the US (Billion Dollar) [Temporal Mashup] bea.gov + federalreserve.gov +stats.gov.cn
Linking GDP of the US and China GDP of China (Billion Chinese Yuan ) GDP of the US (Billion Dollar) [Temporal Mashup] bea.gov + federalreserve.gov +stats.gov.cn This mashup was built in less than 4 hours – including conversion of data, web interface, and visualization!
Linking to “context” important Datasets: acres burned, and agency budgets Dbpedia: wikipedia descriptions of major US fires