Introduction about WorldWideSemanticWeb.org for the workshop "Making it Matter"

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Short introduction describing what worldwidesemanticweb.org is about. The presentation matches a video at http://youtu.be/pRFhK-QooBA recorded for remote participation at the workshop http://linkedup-project.eu/making-it-matter-workshop/

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Introduction about WorldWideSemanticWeb.org for the workshop "Making it Matter"

  1. 1. Let's build a World Wide Semantic Web ! Christophe Guéret (@cgueret) Victor de Boer (@victordeboer) Stefan Schlobach & the WorldWideSemanticWeb community Workshop “Making it matter” London May 16 http://worldwidesemanticweb.org/
  2. 2. Data sharing is universal but ... ● Everywhere people need to share data about market prices, health, education, governance, … ● Not everyone has access to the same means
  3. 3. Semantic Web could help ● The technology is good for – Expressing data in context – Decentralised authoring – Reasoning with different world conceptualisations – Multi-facetted and multi-lingual models ● But it is designed by a privileged few that – Focus on computer literate users – Assume cloud-hosted servers are available – Consider one world view for everyone
  4. 4. One solution: Downscale ! ● Not only look at scaling things up but keep an eye on local needs and local specificities
  5. 5. WWSW = community + projects (also teaching and training activities) SB Consulting (SBC4D) SemanticXO Entity Registry System (ERS)
  6. 6. Data + 3 angles ● We are primarly concerned with Data – Structured, semantically riched and linked – Locally relevant and locally produced ● Look at improving access to data around three thematic angles: – Infrastructures – Relevancy – Interfaces
  7. 7. Infrastructure ● We need to focus on accessible infrastructures – Limited electricity – Off-line or locally connected in Intranets – Small hardware (PlugPC, RaspberryPi, …) ● Things done in relation to OLPC – SemanticXO : make every XO LOD ready – ERS : publish and consume LOD in a decentralised and “off-line” by default context
  8. 8. Relevancy ● We need to focus on the relevant data – Matches with local world conceptualisation – Relevant to the target users community – Filtered and curated to be of minimal size ● Example of on-going activities – SampLD => When going off-line, take with you only the subset of the LOD that is most useful for you – Rainfall data => combine local data + yahoo data to reason and forecast rainfall on a precise target area
  9. 9. Interfaces ● We need to account for users – With limited computer skills – With low literacy level – That speaks local languages ● Outcome of the FP7 project “Voices” – Voice-based interfaces for farmers in Mali – Three different systems adressing local needs
  10. 10. The Web of Voices http://vimeo.com/68218759
  11. 11. Jump in ! ● We're an open community at http://worldwidesemanticweb.org

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