Canberra Semantic Web Meetup.
Initiatives have been launched to develop semantic vocabularies representing statistical classifications and discovery metadata. Tools are also being created by statistical organizations to support the publication of dimensional data conforming to the Data Cube specification, now in Last Call at W3C.
The meeting will be an opportunity to hear about two semantic Web and Linked Data initiatives for statistical data that are driven by the Australian Government. The Bureau of Meteorlogy and CSIRO have recently released a Linked Data version of the ACORN-SAT historical climate data at http://lab.environment.data.gov.au and the ABS has released the Census data modelled in the Data Cube vocabulary which is part of a challenge the ABS is organising in context of the SemStats Workshop (http://www.datalift.org/en/event/semstats2013/challenge) at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Sydney (http://iswc2013.semanticweb.org).
Come along to hear about these two projects, the challenges encountered and the solutions developed.