News from Aug 31, 2010
We are happy to announce the start of the EU-FP7 funded IP-project LOD2 - Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data.
Over the last 3 years, the semantic web activity has gained momentum with the widespread publishing of structured data as RDF. The Linked Data paradigm has therefore evolved from a practical research idea into a very promising candidate for addressing one of the biggest challenges in the area of intelligent information management: the exploitation of the Web as a platform for data and information integration in addition to document search. To translate this initial success into a world-scale disruptive reality, encompassing the Web 2.0 world and enterprise data alike, the following research challenges need to be addressed: improve coherence and quality of data published on the Web, close the performance gap between relational and RDF data management, establish trust on the Linked Data Web and generally lower the entrance barrier for data publishers and users. With partners among those who initiated and strongly supported the Linked Open Data initiative, the LOD2 project aims at tackling these challenges by developing:
Within the LOD2 project, the Web-based Systems Group at Freie Universität Berlin will do research in the areas of web-based data integration, identity resolution, information extraction, and information quality assessment.
More information about the project is found at