News from Aug 31, 2010
We are happy to announce the start of the EU-FP7 funded Support Action LATC : LOD Around The Clock.
To meet the challenges of the Objective 4.3 'Intelligent Information Management' it is necessary to have access to large-scale, heterogeneous real-world data for use in experiments, prototypes and demonstrators. Linked Data technologies have rapidly gained momentum in the last two years as the primary means for publishing data on the Web. The uptake of Linked Data technologies has lead to the extension of the Web with a public Linked Data space containing more than 6.7 billion pieces of information, making it by far the largest source of multi-domain, real-world data currently in existence. This data space is increasingly being used for both research efforts and real-world applications. As a result of its explosive growth, several problems have emerged within the LOD data space, including the sparsity of links between datasets, the quality of these links, the lack of well documented tools for publishing and consuming data, and the lack of a good data source inventory.
The LATC ('LOD Around The Clock') Support Action will improve the quality of the Linked Open Data space to enable FP7 projects to leverage it for research purposes. Building on the success of the W3C Linking Open Data (LOD) project, key participants of this effort have gathered in LATC to support the implementation of the EC Framework Programmes by:
Within the LATC Support Action, the Web-based Systems Group at Freie Universität Berlin will contribute to the delopment of the link infrastructure, the assembly of the open source tool library, and the creation of the linked data test-bed.
More information about the project is available at;