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Enjeux de l'OpenData pour l'OpenGov

Enjeux de l'OpenData pour l'OpenGov
Du 21 au 26 mai 2012 se tenait à Nantes la semaine européenne de l'OpenData. Certains membres du collectif Démocratie Ouverte y ont participé, l'occasion d'un petit article sur les enjeux de l'OpenData pour l'ouverture de nos démocraties. Définitions Les deux termes OpenData et OpenGov sont trop souvent confondus, et pour cause : leurs racines "ouvertes" sont communes. Les deux concepts puisent leurs origines dans le monde de l'OpenSource et du logiciel libre dans les valeurs qui y sont associées. "Une donnée ouverte (en anglais open data) est une information publique brute, qui a vocation à être librement accessible et réutilisable. L'OpenData permet donc la mise à disposition d'informations à très grande échelle, de manière automatisée et généralisée, par l'intermédiaire de dispositifs numériques dédiés. Quelle réutilisation pour les données ouvertes ?

USEWOD2012 - 2nd International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data co-located with the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2012) Lyon, France, April 17th, 2012, 14:00 - 19:00 USEWOD2012 is part of the USEWOD workshop series. News Data Challenge SPONSOR Accepted Papers and Program Workshop Overview and Goals The purpose of this workshop is to investigate new developments concerning the synergy between semantics and semantic-web technology on the one hand, and the analysis and mining of usage data on the other hand. The emerging Web of Data demands a re-evaluation of existing evaluation techniques: the Linked Data community is recognising that it needs to move beyond triple counts. The primary goals of this workshop are to foster the emerging community of researchers from various fields sharing an interest in usage mining and semantics, to evaluate the developments of the past year, and to further develop a roadmap for future research in this direction. Topics of Interest (not limited to) Contributions A copy of the call for papers is available here.

Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2012) - Workshop at WWW2012, Lyon, France News 2012-11-09: The proceedings of the workshop have been published as CEUR-WS Vol. 937: LDOW 2012 - Linked Data on the Web.2012-04-16: The workshop was attended by around 170 people. Thanks a lot to the authors of the presented papers, the members of the LDOW programme committee, as well as to all participants for making LDOW2012 such a great success.2012-03-28: Camera-ready versions of accepted papers are now available online, via the links in the programme below.2012-03-08: 16 out of 42 papers were accepted for presentation at the workshop. This translates into an acceptance rate of 38%. The final versions of the papers will be made available here on the website on 24 March, 2012.2012-02-17: The LDOW workshop has received 42 submissions. Introduction The Web is continuing to develop from a medium for publishing textual documents into a medium for sharing structured data. Important Dates Programme The timing for presentations and breaks at LDOW2012 is shown below. Introduction Submissions

Interacting with Linked Data QALD-4 is the fourth in a series of evaluation campaigns on multilingual question answering over linked data, this time with a strong emphasis on interlinked datasets and hybrid approaches using information from both structured and unstructured data. QALD-4 is part of the Question Answering lab at CLEF 2014. While more and more structured data is published on the web, the question of how typical web users can access this body of knowledge becomes of crucial importance. The key challenge is to translate the users' information needs into a form such that they can be evaluated using standard Semantic Web query processing and inferencing techniques.

the 5 stars of open linked data While perusing the minutes of today’s w3c egov telecon I noticed mention of Tim Berners-Lee’s Bag of Chips talk at the gov2.0 expo last week in Washington, DC. I actually enjoyed the talk not so much for the bag-of-chips example (which is good), but for the examination of Linked Data as part of a continuum of web publishing activities associated with gold stars, like the ones you got in school. Here they are: I think it’s helpful to think of Linked Data in this context, and not to minimize (or trivialize) the effort and the importance of getting the first 3 stars. It was interesting that he didn’t mention RDF once (unless I missed it) and talked instead about Linked Data Format.