Cogapp Open Studios 2012 - Adventures with Linked Data

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'Adventures with Linked Data' - a presentation by Cogapp's Technical Director Ben Rubinstein and Head of Web Development Tristan Roddis for Cogapp's Open Studio Day as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2012.

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Cogapp Open Studios 2012 - Adventures with Linked Data

  1. 1. Adventures with Linked Data Tristan Roddis, Ben Rubinstein Cogapp Open Studios, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda• Whirlwind tour of linked data• Ingredients to build your own• Pros• Cons• Case studies• Questions
  3. 3. A brief history of data• Relational• Hierarchical• Graph
  4. 4. XML example
  5. 5. Relational example
  6. 6. Linked data example
  7. 7. Anatomy of an RDF triple foaf:firstName tree:tristan “Tristan”• subject predicate object• <http://example.org/family- tree#tristan> <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/first Name> "Tristan".
  8. 8. TTL
  9. 9. RDF-XML
  10. 10. N-triples
  11. 11. Linked Data ingredients1. RDF triples2. Triple-store3. SPARQL endpoint4. (Inferencing engine)
  12. 12. Pros• Flexible storage• Flexible querying• Evolution of data• Standard format and interface• Linking to the web of data
  13. 13. Cons• Too much choice!• New• Different
  14. 14. Case study: Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel GuidesCase study: Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides
  15. 15. Case study: Science Museum Connections
  16. 16. Problem: disparate data silos
  17. 17. Solution: convert everything to RDF• collections data (RDBMS)• Image data (RDBMS)• Babbage archive (API)• CMS content (workflow hook)
  18. 18. Conclusions• + Excitingly modern• + Interchangeable• + Powerful• - New• - Different

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