Let's Talk about statistical data in RDF

..., the ABS has happily volunteered to host our next meeting. The exciting bit is that the statistical community and the ABS have recently shown strong interest in the Semantic Web. In particular, initiatives have been launched to develop semantic vocabularies representing statistical classifications and discovery metadata. Tools are also being created by statistical organizations to support the publication of dimensional data conforming to the Data Cube specification, now in Last Call at W3C.
The meeting will be an opportunity to hear about two semantic Web and Linked Data initiatives for statistical data that are driven by the Australian Government. The Bureau of Meteorlogy and CSIRO have recently released a Linked Data version of the ACORN-SAT historical climate data at http://lab.environment.data.gov.au and the ABS has released the Census data modelled in the Data Cube vocabulary which is part of a challenge the ABS is organising in context of the SemStats Workshop (http://www.datalift.org/en/event/semstats2013/challenge) at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Sydney (http://iswc2013.semanticweb.org).

Come along to hear about these two projects, the challenges encountered and the solutions developed. Also, thanks to the sponsorship by the W3C Office Australia we can give away one ticket to the ISWC Workshops on the 21st and 22nd of October in Sydney worth $450 to one lucky participant.


Schedule for the event:

1:15 - 1:30 Welcome

1:30 - 2:15 Using the Data Cube vocabulary for Publishing Environmental Linked Data on lab.environment.data.gov.au, Laurent Lefort and Armin Haller

2:15 - 2:45 Coffee Break

2:45 - 3:30 Experimental transformation of ABS data into Data Cube Vocabulary (DCV) format : Why, how, and what was learned, Cody Johnson and Alistair Hamilton

3:30 - 4:00 Wrap up, ISWC and SemStat workshop preview

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  • Alistair H.

    Here is the presentation from Cody and myself, which includes a number of links


    Many thanks to Laurent and Armin as organisers of the Meetup group, as well as as presenters. I found the discussion at the Meetup, following on from questions from the audience, provided a lot of good ideas for us to take on board!

    July 28, 2013

  • Laurent L.

    I've uploaded my slides as promised earlier: http://www.slideshare.net/140er...­

    Thanks to Allistair and Armin and helpers. I'm looking forward for the next meetup. We're keen to run it in a different place and with a different theme. Please send us your suggestions.

    July 26, 2013

  • David L.

    Sorry, just discovered I have to be somewhere else on Friday arvo :(

    July 23, 2013

  • Dwight W.

    The link to SemStats should be: http://www.datalift.org/en/even...­

    July 14, 2013

  • Dwight W.

    this sounds absolutely fascinating as a metadata person and ex ABS employee! pity I can't make it.

    July 14, 2013

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