Jun 13, 2017 | 11:00—12:30
Axel Polleres’ talk will take place on April 25 at 11am in seminar room 101.
The global trend of publishing data on the Web is slowly transforming the Web of Documents to a Web of Data. A particular trend here is the publication of Open Data, so far mainly by public administrations under the label of Open Government Data, but increasingly also from private institutions. In this talk Axel Polleres will report on some efforts within his research group to collect, integrate, and make such Open Data more consumable and understandable, and improve its quality. His vision is to provide an experimental platform and archive for Open Data from (currently) over 260 open data portals worldwide and addressing the research question of building an open data knowledge graph: coming from a semantic Web perspective and based on a concrete example use case from integrating open data about cities, he also would like to raise the question on what is the right knowledge representation for the Web or for other complex systems and knowledge graphs. Disclaimer: The talk will probably ask more questions than provide answers.