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In case you missed our announcement first time round, you are cordially
invited to attend ISKO UK's one-day conference on Linked Data. We already
have over 90 coming along, but there is room for more...
LINKED DATA: THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION ON THE WEB
14 September 2010: 10:00 - 19:00
VENUE: University College London, Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Gordon Street,
FEE: Non-members: £55 (£50 if paid by 10th September)
ISKO UK members & students: £20 (£15 if paid by 10th September)
Since Tim Berners-Lee first wrote in detail about it in July 2006, Linked
Data has remained something of a shadowy mystery for many. Yet, the
principle is simple: you can add value to your information by linking it to
that of others. ISKO UK believes that a day examining the basic technology,
together with a closer look at the emerging, real-world examples of Linked
Data in practice, will be of immense benefit to all information workers.
Linked Data is the 'public face' of the Semantic Web; it is here, now, and
is growing. Catch up with Linked Data at this conference.
Prof. Nigel Shadbolt, co-architect with Tim Berners-Lee of the UK's
data.gov.uk initiative, will deliver the morning keynote on the relevance of
Linked Data to public information. Antoine Isaac will explain how SKOS
(Simple Knowledge Organization System) supports Linked Data. Richard Wallis
of Talis, will discuss the approaches used, lessons learnt, and the
resulting successful outcomes of practical implementations of Linked Data.
Steve Dale will end the morning session with an account of how Linked Data
is to play a key role in the Knowledge Hub (Khub) serving to enable
knowledge sharing in the local government sector.
The afternoon keynote speaker, Prof. Martin Hepp, will present the
GoodRelations ontology, which enables consumers to search the Web for goods
and services with far greater specificity than ever before by using Linked
Data to weave a giant graph of information about products, offers, stores,
and related facts. Andy Powell will then describe the work undertaken by the
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) to align itself with the Semantic
Web, and will draw parallels with some of the issues faced by Linked Data.
John Goodwin will follow by discussing the challenges around constructing
linked data for geographic and spatial information with particular emphasis
given to the work done at Ordnance Survey.
Andreas Blumauer will describe how PoolParty supports the creation and
maintenance of thesauri by utilizing Linked Open Data (LOD), text-analysis
and easy-to-use GUIs, so thesauri can be managed and utilized by domain
experts without needing knowledge about the semantic web. And finally,
Bernard Vatant will discuss the issues involved in aligning Semantic Web
technologies like Linked Data and SKOS-XL, with the real-world needs of
terminologists, using EUROVOC and the lexvo initiative as illustrations.
With the speakers' contributions in mind, the conference will end with a
panel discussion on whether the Semantic Web is a threat or an opportunity
for conventional approaches to KO. Any differences of opinion aired, will
then be sublimated over wine (or water) and nibbles in a final opportunity
This ISKO UK one-day conference is organized in cooperation with the UCL
Department for Information Studies.
To read more and to book your place, go to the event page
We look forward to seeing you on 14 September.
Bob Bater, Vice-Chair, ISKO UK
British Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization
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