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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 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 ( at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Sydney (

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, 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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