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Presentation to the BCS & UK Location Group. London 24th November 2011

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  • build up the URI from an identifier and make it [globally] unique\nApollo 11?\n
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  • Literal attributes - name, mass, creation date\nother thing attributes - web page, launch vehicle, launch site\n
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Linked Data: What is just flannel - what skills are required Linked Data: What is just flannel - what skills are required Presentation Transcript

  • Linked Data What is just flannelWhat skill sets are required? Richard Wallis @rjw
  • Leading Semantic Web Technology
  • 40 Year Rich Metadata HeritageLeading Semantic Web Technology
  • Shared Innovation Ethos 40 Year Rich Metadata HeritageLeading Semantic Web Technology
  • kasabi.com
  • Lin ked Da taA Silver Bullet?
  • Linked Data
  • Linked Data... about using the Web to connect related datathat wasnt previously linked...
  • Linked Data... about using the Web to connect related datathat wasnt previously linked...... Linked Data as "a term used to describe arecommended best practice for exposing, sharing, andconnecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge...... on the Semantic Web
  • Linked Data... about using the Web to connect related datathat wasnt previously linked...... Linked Data as "a term used to describe arecommended best practice for exposing, sharing, andconnecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge...... on the Semantic Web recommended best practice
  • Semantic Web
  • Semantic Web
  • Semantic WebA i e s s p r a d a b o t G Flying Cars Technology
  • Linked Data
  • Linked DataBuilt on Semantic Web Standards
  • Linked Data Built on Semantic Web StandardsAll about identifying and linking things Thi ng
  • Identifying things
  • Identifying things
  • Identifying things 1969-059A
  • Identifying things 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059A
  • Identifying things 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059Anasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • Identifying things with URIs 1969-059A spacecraft/1969-059A nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059Ahttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kg
  • Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kgColumbia
  • Things have attributeshttp://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A28801.0kgColumbiaApollo 11 CSMCSM-107United StatesCape CanaveralSaturn 5
  • http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A
  • http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A .../spacecraft/ 1969-059A
  • .../spacecraft/http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A
  • 28801.0 mass .../spacecraft/http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A
  • Apollo 11 CSM 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch ../launch/1969-059
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059 site ../cape canaveral
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059 site ../cape canaveral lat N 28° 27 31
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059 site ../cape canaveral lat N 28° 27 31 long W 80° 31 59
  • Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059<../1969-059A> mass 28801.0 . site<../1969-059A> name “Apollo 11 CSM” .<../1969-059A> name “Columbia” . ../cape<../1969-059A> launch <../launch/1969-059> . canaveral lat<../launch/1969-059> date 1969-07-16 .<../launch/1969-059> site <..site/capecanaveral> . N 28° 27 31 long<..site/capecanaveral> lat “N 28° 27 31” .<..site/capecanaveral> long “W 80° 31 59” . W 80° 31 59
  • RDF Apollo 11 CSM Columbia name 28801.0 name mass .../spacecraft/ 16 July 1969http://nasa.dataincubator.org/spacecraft/1969-059A 1969-059A launch date ../launch/1969-059<../1969-059A> mass 28801.0 . site<../1969-059A> name “Apollo 11 CSM” .<../1969-059A> name “Columbia” . ../cape<../1969-059A> launch <../launch/1969-059> . canaveral lat<../launch/1969-059> date 1969-07-16 .<../launch/1969-059> site <..site/capecanaveral> . N 28° 27 31 long<..site/capecanaveral> lat “N 28° 27 31” .<..site/capecanaveral> long “W 80° 31 59” . W 80° 31 59
  • RDF Triple
  • RDF TripleThing attribute value
  • RDF TripleThing property value
  • RDF TripleThing property valueThing property Thing
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B../person/B
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B../person/B name
  • RDF Triple Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B../person/B name “Eric”
  • RDF Triple Merging Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B ../person/B name “Eric”
  • RDF Triple Merging Thing property value Thing property Thing../person/A hasParent ../person/B name “Eric”
  • RDF Triple Merging
  • RDF Triple MergingThe same identifier in a different place is still identifying the same thing
  • Linked Data Principles
  • Linked Data Principles1. Use URIs as names for things
  • Linked Data Principles1. Use URIs as names for things2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names
  • Linked Data Principles1. Use URIs as names for things2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards RDF, SPARQL
  • Linked Data Principles 1. Use URIs as names for things 2. Use HTTP URIs so people can look up those names 3. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information, using the standards RDF, SPARQL 4. Include links to other URIs, so that they can discover moreTim Berners-Lee - 2006
  • Linked Data Principles
  • Linked Data Principles1. Identify your things with URIs
  • Linked Data Principles1. Identify your things with URIs2. When someone looks up your identifier give them information in a [Web] standard form
  • Linked Data Principles1. Identify your things with URIs2. When someone looks up your identifier give them information in a [Web] standard form3. Include links to other things (URIs), so that they can discover more
  • Linked Data Principles1. Identify your things with URIs2. When someone looks up your identifier give them information in a [Web] standard form3. Include links to other things (URIs), so that they can discover more4. Enable follow-your-nose discovery/navigation RJW - 2011
  • 80% of data contains location!
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location!
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London http://dbpedia.org/resource/London
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London http://dbpedia.org/resource/London sameAs
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London http://dbpedia.org/resource/London sameAs http://sws.geonames.org/2643743/
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London http://dbpedia.org/resource/London sameAs http://sws.geonames.org/2643743/
  • lo ✗ ts 80% of data contains location! http://mydomain.com/location/London sameAs http://dbpedia.org/resource/London http://dbpedia.org/resource/London sameAs http://sws.geonames.org/2643743/ Sales Location: London
  • Data Open and/or Linked
  • Data Open and/or Linked 1. Data can be open, while not being linked
  • Data Open and/or Linked 1. Data can be open, while not being linked 2. Data can be linked, while not being open
  • Data Open and/or Linked 1. Data can be open, while not being linked 2. Data can be linked, while not being open 3. Data which is both open and linked is increasingly viable
  • Data Open and/or Linked 1. Data can be open, while not being linked 2. Data can be linked, while not being open 3. Data which is both open and linked is increasingly viable 4. The Semantic Web can only function with data which is both open and linkedPaul Walk - UKLON
  • Putting the theory in to practice http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpilbrow/3449993951
  • Putting the theory in to practice What do I need to know? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpilbrow/3449993951
  • Putting the theory in to practice What do I need to know? What skills are needed? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartpilbrow/3449993951
  • Linked DataWhat do I need to know?
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards• Recommended best practice
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards• Recommended best practice• Low barrier to data
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards• Recommended best practice• Low barrier to [other people’s] data
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards• Recommended best practice• Low barrier to [other people’s] data• Integration without ‘need’ for coordination
  • Linked Data What do I need to know?• Globally distributed / adopted• Still evolving• Built on Web standards• Recommended best practice• Low barrier to [other people’s] data• Integration without ‘need’ for coordination• Follow-your-nose discovery/navigation
  • Linked Data
  • Linked DataWhat skills are needed?
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding• Appreciation of Linked Data principles
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding• Appreciation of Linked Data principles• Guidance from experience
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding• Appreciation of Linked Data principles• Guidance from experience• Open world thinking
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding• Appreciation of Linked Data principles• Guidance from experience• Open world thinking• Not constrained by siloed thinking
  • Linked Data What skills are needed?• Domain experience/understanding• Appreciation of Linked Data principles• Guidance from experience• Open world thinking• Not constrained by siloed thinking• Not difficult, but different http://www.flickr.com/photos/katclay/3778830795
  • Lin ked Da ta
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped?
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of course
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yes
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application – yes
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application – yes Difficult
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application – yes Difficult – no
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application – yes Difficult – no Will I need help
  • Lin ked Da ta Hyped? – of coursePotential to deliver better use of data – yesPotential to deliver wider use of data – yes Successful examples – many ROI – yes New business model opportunities – yes Enterprise application – yes Difficult – no Will I need help – initially
  • Linked Data What is just flannelWhat skill sets are required? Richard Wallis @rjw