(Semi)automatic conversion of tabular data to Linked Data

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30
The Meervaart (Room 8)

Organizers: Tomas Knap (Semantic Web Company, Vienna), Ziqi Zhang (The University of Sheffield), Suvodeep Mazumdar (The University of Sheffield)



More and more governmental organizations publish their data as open data (most typically as CSV files ). Nevertheless, in order to publish such data as Linked Data, further non-trivial effort is needed, which is often not done by these organizations. The goal of the workshop is to present the approaches we (Semantic Web Company and University of Sheffield) use to simplify publishing of Linked Data from tabular data by using tools for (semi)automatic conversion of tabular data to Linked Data. We would like to discuss the issues/lessons learned we have so far, present the evaluations of such tools, and future directions in that area, etc.



Overview of the tools we (Semantic Web Company) and (University of Sheffield) use/work on to simplify publication of tabular data as Linked Data. More detailed introduction to one such tool - Odalic. Lessons learned from using Odalic, future directions.


Preliminary Agenda

  • Introduction, general issues, tools (Tomas, Ziqi)
  • Introduction to Odalic tool, its current status, demo. (Tomas)
  • Role of Odalic in ADEQUATe project (Tomas)
  • Lessons learned, future directions, general discussion on that topic (Tomas, Ziqi)