As part of the project "Development of a data management platform for Linked Open Library Data and Eletronic Resource Management" funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the AKSW research group is collaborating with scientists at the University Library in Leipzig and the Saxon State and University Library on the develop of a triple store based data management platform. We are looking for experience developers to join the team.

The workshop with 22 participants from AKSW, BAdW, BSB, BMLO, Deutsches Museum, FAU Erlangen, GNM, ISGV and LMU took place on 27.6.2011 in the Historical College in Munich.

The representatives of AKSW (Thomas Riechert and Martin Brümmer) presented their project group and its key activities and responded to two recent projects:

  • LOD2 =  programs and algorithms to support a complete lifecycle Linked Data (extraction, storage and queries, creating and editing; link; enrichment; validation; evolution, search and navigation), and
  • PUBLINK =  consulting services to publish interesting Data collections as Linked Data.

The award-winning model "Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis" was demonstrated from a technical point of view and a subsequent approach of coding and a first application for the implementation of metadata

The approximately 46,000 biographies, 42,000 additional people and 12,000 sites / areas were converted into RDF. In the first approach, the vocabulary of the German National Library for the GND and adapted by a few Extended identifier. In addition to the representation in RDF + XML as a test of import offers a OntoWiki instance the ability to browse specifically to make SPARQL queries and also to show with the help of the Relationshipfinder relations covers two or more persons.

The prototype is being developed and expected to be published this year.

(Matthias Reinert, 29 June 2011)

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The aim of this project is to provide all relevant data about the faculty infrastructure and courses as linked open data.

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Aim of the project was to (further) develop AKSW's semantic data wiki technology platform by integrating view maintenance, query subsumption and schema evolution algorithms for the RDF data model and adopt it towards the requirements of business information systems and Web content management.

  • Partners: Ebrosia GmbH, Business Intelligence GmbH (D), Netresearch GmbH & Co. KG (D)
  • Duration: 2009–2011
  • Funding Programme: WK Potential, German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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This project prepares and starts the commercial exploitation of the semantic collaboration software OntoWiki in the three different target markets Enterprise Knowledge Management, semantically enhanced content management for E-Learning and E-Tourism. OntoWiki is a comprehensive semantic collaboration platform. OntoWiki is open-source software and a Web application, which can be installed at any Web space and accessed by an ordinary Web browser. Onto­Wiki facilitates the visual presentation of a knowledge base as an information map, with different views on instance data. It enables intuitive authoring of semantic content, with an inline editing mode for editing semantic content, similar to WYSIWIG for text documents. OntoWiki is developed at Universität Leipzig and has a large and active user base. Within the course of the project OntoWiki will be further developed and adopted to the needs of the SME participants for exploitation of OntoWiki in the prospective target markets.

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With the Linked Open Data Around-The-Clock (LATC) Support Action leverage the Linking Open Data cloud for research and product purposes will be enabled by:

  • Deploying a 24/7 infrastructure to continuously monitor and improve the quality of data links within the Linking Open Data cloud.
  • Lowering the access-barrier for data publishers as well as data consumers. We assemble and maintain a library of open source Linked Data tools and provide a data source inventory to the community.
  • Creating and maintaining an in-depth test-bed for data intensive applications by publishing datasets produced by the European Commission, the European Parliament, and other European institutions as Linked Data on the Web and by interlinking them with other governmental data.
  • Supporting both institutions as well as individuals with tutorials and best practices concerning Linked Data publication and consumption.

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The outputs of this project will range from sci-tech to socio-economic areas by providing new technologies and an underlying scientific basis for these and by applying these new technologies to a number of Semantic Web areas experiencing commercial (enterprise search, media and publishing), scientific (extraction, interlinking, ontology classification and fusion methods), and sociological (community knowledge, integration in social networks, eGovernment) success at present. The project aims to contribute high-quality interlinked versions of public Semantic Web data sets, promoting their use in new cross-domain applications by developers across the globe. The new technologies for enabling scalable management of Linked Data collections in the many billions of triples will raise the state of the art of Semantic Web data management, both commercial and open-source, providing opportunities for new products and spin-offs, and make RDF a viable choice for organizations worldwide as a premier data management format. The algorithms and (open-source) tools that the project will develop for data cleaning, linking and fusing will help creating and bootstrapping new data sets in domains that go much beyond the direct applications and data sets developed in the context of this project, to reach the overall goal of the project of making Linked Data the model of choice for next-generation IT systems and applications.

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The idea of the project "LinkedHistory" derived during our research on prosopographical knowledgebases. We set up together with historians of the University of Leipzig the Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis project. This projects contains detailed informations about more then 2000 professors in the university history.

To enable collaborative research in the field of prosopographical research existing databases have to be interlinked. Within this project, the AKSW research group and the group of the professors cataloge is developing some services to support this idea.

The first established service uses the PND-key to interlink persons.

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The second service provides interlinking of calender years.

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