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Scraping Toward A Giant EduGraph Patrick Murray-John ACCS 2009 Charlottesville, VA March 11, 2009
Semantic UMW
A Sad Story . . .  CHEMISTRY 101
CHEMISTRY 101
CHEMISTRY 101 ENGLISH 205
YOUR DATA!! SHALL NOT!! PASS!!  CHEMISTRY 101 ENGLISH 205
Here's the part that makes me cry Flickr image by Addrox  CC-BY-NC-ND
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE BOOKSTORE ORDER: CHEMISTRY 101 BOOKSTORE ORDER: ENGLISH 205
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE BOOKSTORE ORDER: CHEMISTRY 101 BOOKSTORE ORDER: ENGLISH 205
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE HELP ME!
Here's the part that makes me cry AGAIN
DEPARTMENT CHAIR SYLLABUS: CHEMISTRY 101 SYLLABUS: ENGLISH 205
Why am I crying? Flickr photo by ifindkarma CC-BY Flickr photo by manu contreras CC-BY
Instead. . .  Focus on the  data , not the document, and links can go anywhere Leana daProf Alice daStudent Chem101 Course...
A Giant EduGraph Giant Global Graph Semantic Web  (aka Giant Global Graph) Linked Open Data Aggregating / Exposing Higher ...
Courses Course Groups Institutions / Divisions Online Spaces Places Events / Lectures Library / Book Data Clubs / Organiza...
Semantic Web Identify things with a URI (a node in a graph) Frankenstein (URI)
Semantic Web Data is Nodes + Relationships between them CHEMISTRY101  S09-Group (URI) Frankenstein (URI) Alice daStudent (...
Linked Open Data Semantic Web + some technical goodies Open on web
Linked Open Data Flickr image by R é gis Gaidot CC-BY-NC
What Will It Look Like? Taps into LOD Cloud DBpedia references for topics, people events, etc. GeoNames for places, buildi...
What Will It Look Like? Uses existing vocabularies • SIOC - Semantically Interlinked Online Communities  • FOAF - Friend O...
Where Will The Data Come From? Scrape existing structured data Courses and Course Groups Places People Requirements & Cred...
Where Will The Data Come From? Zotero (actually Bruce D'Arcus' ) likely to expose SW-friendly data in the future
Where Will The Data Come From? -- 13 years worth of circulation data anonymized and published as XML -- took about 3 days ...
Where Will The Data Come From? Talis  Project Xiphos -- Putting UK university reading lists into RDF
Where Will The Data Come From? Need an easy interface to relate course group data to LOD data  (lookup.dbpedia.org) . . . ...
 
 
 
 
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  1. 1. Scraping Toward A Giant EduGraph Patrick Murray-John ACCS 2009 Charlottesville, VA March 11, 2009
  2. 2. Semantic UMW
  3. 3. A Sad Story . . . CHEMISTRY 101
  4. 4. CHEMISTRY 101
  5. 5. CHEMISTRY 101 ENGLISH 205
  6. 6. YOUR DATA!! SHALL NOT!! PASS!! CHEMISTRY 101 ENGLISH 205
  7. 7. Here's the part that makes me cry Flickr image by Addrox CC-BY-NC-ND
  8. 8. UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE BOOKSTORE ORDER: CHEMISTRY 101 BOOKSTORE ORDER: ENGLISH 205
  9. 9. UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE BOOKSTORE ORDER: CHEMISTRY 101 BOOKSTORE ORDER: ENGLISH 205
  10. 10. UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE HELP ME!
  11. 11. Here's the part that makes me cry AGAIN
  12. 12. DEPARTMENT CHAIR SYLLABUS: CHEMISTRY 101 SYLLABUS: ENGLISH 205
  13. 13. Why am I crying? Flickr photo by ifindkarma CC-BY Flickr photo by manu contreras CC-BY
  14. 14. Instead. . . Focus on the data , not the document, and links can go anywhere Leana daProf Alice daStudent Chem101 Course Blog CHEMISTRY 101 Thank you!
  15. 15. A Giant EduGraph Giant Global Graph Semantic Web (aka Giant Global Graph) Linked Open Data Aggregating / Exposing Higher Education Info
  16. 16. Courses Course Groups Institutions / Divisions Online Spaces Places Events / Lectures Library / Book Data Clubs / Organizations Requirements / Credentials Flickr photo by smannion CC-BY-NC-SA Image from Wikipedia GNU-FDL
  17. 17. Semantic Web Identify things with a URI (a node in a graph) Frankenstein (URI)
  18. 18. Semantic Web Data is Nodes + Relationships between them CHEMISTRY101 S09-Group (URI) Frankenstein (URI) Alice daStudent (URI) Studies text Member
  19. 19. Linked Open Data Semantic Web + some technical goodies Open on web
  20. 20. Linked Open Data Flickr image by R é gis Gaidot CC-BY-NC
  21. 21. What Will It Look Like? Taps into LOD Cloud DBpedia references for topics, people events, etc. GeoNames for places, buildings, etc. OpenLibrary for book info Domain-specific sources (MusicBrainz, Linked Movie Database, more)
  22. 22. What Will It Look Like? Uses existing vocabularies • SIOC - Semantically Interlinked Online Communities • FOAF - Friend Of A Friend • DCTERMS - Dublin Core • BIBO - Bibliographic Info • AIISO - Academic Institution Internal Structure Ontology . . . and more, plus some being developed
  23. 23. Where Will The Data Come From? Scrape existing structured data Courses and Course Groups Places People Requirements & Credentials
  24. 24. Where Will The Data Come From? Zotero (actually Bruce D'Arcus' ) likely to expose SW-friendly data in the future
  25. 25. Where Will The Data Come From? -- 13 years worth of circulation data anonymized and published as XML -- took about 3 days to RDFize it and make an Exhibit Follow lead of Univ. of Huddersfield
  26. 26. Where Will The Data Come From? Talis Project Xiphos -- Putting UK university reading lists into RDF
  27. 27. Where Will The Data Come From? Need an easy interface to relate course group data to LOD data (lookup.dbpedia.org) . . . and to relate people and course groups with online spaces . . . and to add data that isn't otherwise available
  28. 32. Biggest Challenge
  29. 33. Biggest Challenge OPENNESS
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