How we can understand the world through open data

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How we can understand the world through open data

  1. 1. How we canunderstand the world through open data World IA Day, February 11, 2012, Malmö Marie Gustafsson Friberger Department of Computer Science Malmö University
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  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/3008255125/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/yotut/2899302449/
  5. 5. open data
  6. 6. open government data open data
  7. 7. transparencyopen government data open data
  8. 8. transparency valueopen government data open data
  9. 9. transparency valueopen government data open data more people can do fun stuff with data!
  10. 10. Numberhood
  11. 11. Numberhood Gapminder World
  12. 12. Possibilities and challenges
  13. 13. Process Possibilities and challenges
  14. 14. Process Quality Possibilities and challenges
  15. 15. Process Quality Possibilities and challengesCombining
  16. 16. Process Quality Possibilities and challengesCombining Making sense
  17. 17. Process• What are possible paths for organizations that want to make open data available? • Start small or think big?• What organizational and technical success factors exist? 9
  18. 18. Quality and provenance• Within the publishing organization, how is data quality assured, maintained and communicated?• How can developers ascertain that the data used has sufficient quality?• What are limitations to the sustainability of applications built on open data? 10
  19. 19. Combining 11
  20. 20. Combining 11
  21. 21. Combining and/or 11
  22. 22. Combining Application and/or Programming Interface 11
  23. 23. • How best to provide access to data so it can be most easily reused?• How to enable the discovery of relevant data within the multitude of available data sets?• How to enable applications to integrate data from large numbers of formerly unknown data sources? 12
  24. 24. ★ Available on the web (whatever format),but with an open licence★★ Available as machine-readable structureddata (e.g. excel instead of image scan of a table)★★★ as (2) plus non-proprietary format (e.g.CSV instead of excel)★★★★ All the above plus, Use open standards from W3C(RDF and SPARQL) to identify things, so that people canpoint at your stuff★★★★★ All the above, plus: Link your data to otherpeople’s data to provide context
  25. 25. ★ Available on the web (whatever format),but with an open licence★★ Available as machine-readable structureddata (e.g. excel instead of image scan of a table)★★★ as (2) plus non-proprietary format (e.g.CSV instead of excel)★★★★ All the above plus, Use open standards from W3C(RDF and SPARQL) to identify things, so that people canpoint at your stuff★★★★★ All the above, plus: Link your data to otherpeople’s data to provide context Linked Open Data
  26. 26. p://www.flickr.com/photos/pneumatic_transpo 2346993608/ Sensemaking and understanding
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  31. 31. p://www.flickr.com/photos/pneumatic_transpo 2346993608/ data-games?
  32. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flem007_uk/3168012226
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