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More than 20 European Union Datasets Converted to RDF by LATC Project

July 9, 2012 - 2:13 pm by Jens Lehmann - 2 comments »

Over the past two years, the LATC project (Linked Open Data Around-The-Clock) has worked on converting more than 20 EU datasets to RDF, make them available as Linked Data and SPARQL, and link them to other datasets. The datasets have gone through internal quality assurance against a publication checklist. LATC supports the EU Open Data Portal initiative and aims to bootstrap the creation of an EU dataset cloud by this effort. The datasets include several business, legal and statistical datasets such as CORDIS, the European Commission Financial Transparency System, EUR-Lex, EuroStat and many more. A full list of all converted datasets, SPARQL endpoints and documentation can be found at:

Please spread the word. We appreciate your feedback!

The LATC Team

May 4-5: Leipziger Semantic Web Tag 2011 and Local Media Conferenz

April 16, 2011 - 5:39 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

Like in the past two years, we again organize a Leipzig Semantic Web Day on May 5th at the marvelous Mediencampus Villa Ida. This year’s theme is “Linked Data  for the Masses”, particularly focusing on its use in enterprises. This event will not only give you the opportunity to discuss current developments around semantic web technologies, but also to get in touch with companies from the German-speaking world. LSWT2011 will have two distinguished keynote speakers: Martin Hepp will share his vision and recent developments around the GoodRelations ecommerce vocabulary with us. The second keynoter Andreas Blumauer from the Semantic Web Company in Vienna will show us how Linked Data can facilitate clean energy.

On the pre-conference day May 4th we will have two tutorials  – an introduction to the Semantic Data Web and another one on the GoodRelations ecommerce vocabulary. Also, on May 4th SoLoMo the Local Media Conference takes place at the Mediencampus, discussing developments around Groupon, Foursquare, Qype, MyHeimat and other local-oriented media.

You can find more information about LSWT at:

We thank the following LSWT sponsors for their support:

Triplification Challenge Winners

September 3, 2010 - 12:32 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

Today we announced the winners of this year’s Triplification Challenge, which have been selected from 23 submissions.

Open Government Data Track

  • Winner: Richard Cyganiak, Fadi Maali and Vassilios Peristeras, “Self-Service Linked Government Data with dcat and Gridworks”
  • Honorary Mention: Christoph Boehm, Felix Naumann, Markus Freitag, Stefan George, Norman Höfler, Martin Köppelmann, Claudia Lehmann, Andrina Mascher and Tobias Schmidt, “Linking Open Government Data: What Journalists Wish They Had Known”
  • Honorary Mention: Alexander De Leon, Victor Saquicela, Luis M. Vilches-Blázquez, Boris Villazón-Terrazas, Freddy Priyatna, Oscar Corcho, Carlos Buil, Jose Mora and Jean Paul Calbimonte, “Geographical Linked Data: a Spanish Use Case”

Open Track

  • Winner: Danh Le Phuoc, “Live Open Linked Sensor database”
  • Winner: Pablo Mendes, Pavan Kapanipathi and Alexandre Passant, “Twarql: Tapping Into the Wisdom of the Crowd”
  • Honorary Mention: Oktie Hassanzadeh, Reynold S. Xin, Christian Fritz, Yang Yang and Renée J. Miller, “Bib Base Triplified”

We thank all participants for their submissions, which were of extraordinary high quality, and we also thank the members of the reviewer committee for their help in selecting the winners. We are also increadibly thankful to the sponsors of this years prices: Wolters Kluwer, Semantic Universe.

We are very looking forward to next year’s challenge, which will again be organized in conjunction with the annual I-Semantics conference in Graz in September 2011.

Semantic Web Journal launched

April 25, 2010 - 12:11 am by Sören Auer - One comment »

A short while ago the Semantic Web Journal was launched. Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz are editors-in-chief and AKSW’s Sören Auer serves on the editorial board. The journal published by IOS Press differs from other journals, in particular, since it follows an open and transparent peer-review process, which engages a wider community besides expert reviews. Supported by its young and agile editorial board, the SWJ can be expected to bring a lot of fresh wind to an already aging Semantic Web community. Since SWJ just started, it is right now a perfect time to submit an article to SWJ or propose a special issue. Please check out:

Semantic Pingback

March 10, 2010 - 8:35 pm by Sebastian Tramp - No comments »

This is an announcement of the technical report as well as three different implementations of Semantic Pingback.

Semantic Pingback tackles the quality, timeliness and coherence as well as direct end user benefits of the emerging Linked Data Web. Semantic Pingback extends the well-known Pingback method, which is a technological cornerstone of the blogosphere.

It is based on the advertising of an RPC service for propagating typed RDF links between Data Web resources. It is downwards compatible with conventional Pingback implementations, thus allowing to connect and interlink resources on the Social Web with resources on the Data Web.

We implemented the Semantic Pingback mechanism in three different scenarios:

  • A Semantic Pingback server and client plugin for OntoWiki
  • A Semantic Pingback server integrated in Triplify, thus supporting the interlinking with relational data on the Data Web.
  • A standalone Semantic Pingback server was implemented in PHP, that can be utilized with arbitrary resources that do not provide a Pingback service themselves.

If you do not want to provide a Pingback service on your own, you can use the AKSW Semantic Pingback Service which notifies you via email.