Organizations working in the environmental sector most often act as intermediates between politics, economy and citizens. They are growing out of their role as plain content providers. To service the demands of their stakeholders they have to act also as data and tool providers for their respective communities.
On June 13 this webinar introduces several good practice examples achieving data governance in using the linked open data paradigms. Together with a basic overview of the possibilities of linked open data you get an appealing picture of the new opportunities which are provided by these principles and technologies, also for your organisation!
Learn more about three organizations and their linked data projects
Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)
GBPN established the “Policy comparative tool on building stock data” together with a domain specific thesaurus used for a domain specific news aggregator.
Renewable Energy and Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
As one of the pioneers in the sector, REEEP has an extensive focus on the use of linked data for renewable energy and energy efficiency, facilitating that in various services, like an automatic annotation service, aggregated country data presented as fact sheets, a domain specific search engine, etc.
Austrian Geological Survey (GBA)
The main driving factor for institutions like the GBA to invest in thesaurus and taxonomy projects, is the increasing need for a uniform description of their data. The idea is that this enhances value and re-usability of their products for their stakeholders. Especially in the geo-spatial sector the INSPIRE directive of the European Parliament and Council gave a push in that direction. As a public authority, the GBA was legally called to implement the directive for its domain.
Presenters in this Webinar
- Martin Kaltenböck (SWC)
CFO and Project Lead at Semantic Web Company for Data Portal Solutions
- Florian Bauer (REEEP)
Operations and IT Director of REEEP as well as the clean energy information portal www.reegle.info
- Andreas Blumauer (SWC)
CEO and Evangelist for Linked Data and SKOS based Thesaurus Management
GotoWebinar, March 20: Semantic Web for Developers – building semantic applications with PoolParty
This webinar gives insights into software development based on semantic web standards. We will give a short overview over frequently used standards (SPARQL, SKOS and RDF), application scenarios and technologies (OpenRDF, Virtuoso, Solr/Lucene) and we will give live-demos on how to make use of PoolParty technologies to build a variety of semantic applications.
Part 1 (15min):
Short introduction to semantic web and linked data standards, overview over typical application scenarios
Part 2 (30min):
PoolParty architecture, components and APIs: making use of the linked data front end, Sparql endpoint, PoolParty reports, thesaurus API (PPT API), extractor API (PPX API) and semantic search API (PPS API) – for each API, an example will be shown (incl. returned formats and how to make use of it in a programming language like PHP)
Part 3 (10min):
Putting the pieces together: Combine the APIs to build
– a semantic search engine
– a content recommender
– a linked data mashup
Part 4 (min. 5min):
Questions and answering
Register now: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/774130327
The Semantic Web Company created a series of online seminars (aka webinars) for you to acquire basic and practical knowledge about methologies, technologies and standards of the Semantic Web. In 90 minute sesseions we will cover the business aspects of topics such as content engineering, Knowledge Management, business intelligence, e-Business and more.
In order to allow for a high level of interaction, the attendance is limited to ten participants and ample time for questions and discussion with our experts is designated. Each webinar works as a stand-alone module, so you can pick and choose some of them or book the whole series of 6 webinars.
We’ll kick off with a session about Semantic Wikis on Thursday 22nd of October. A German language version will be held at 9 a.m., alternatively you can atted an English version at 6 p.m. CET.
Each Thursday we cover a different topic such as Semantic Search, Corporate Thesaurus Management, Text Mining on the Corporate Semantic Web, Linking Open Data and Semantic Advertising.
In order to participate you only need broadband access to the internet, Windows or a Mac and a fairly up-to-date browser. For detailed system requirement see the webinar overview.
We hope to talk to you in one or more of these sessions!