Past Meetup

Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly Meetup

This Meetup is past

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MIT Stata Center - Star Room

32 Vassar Street Star Room on 4th Floor · Cambridge, MA

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Rm 32-D463, 4th floor, Star Conference Room, Stata Center, MIT

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Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C: Validating RDF Input.

The RDF Validation workshop (10-11 Sept) will collect use cases and technical solutions to the needs for RDF service interface definition/verification. Eric will present the use cases gathered on day one, as well as those he has gathered from medical informatics, and present a specialized language called ShEx (Shape Expressions) which addresses some or most of those requirements. For examples of validation, see and for an example of ShEx, see , or, for fans of yacc or other parser generators, . As always, discussion is invited.

Eric Prud'hommeaux is a sanitation engineer employed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT. While at W3C, he has edited and participated in the development of many specifications, extending open source tools like libwww, Apache, Mozilla, MySQL and SWObjects to implement and test new protocols. His past standards work includes HTTP 1.1, PEP, SOAP, SAWSDL, RDF, SPARQL and SQL Direct Mapping. The latter work aims to connect existing relational data via the Semantic Web without performance penalty. The Semantic Web and relational database work formed the backbone of several projects in W3C's Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group. This group has established a large corpus of biological and chemical data to connect to clinical data for research and health care support. Accompanying work on FHIR and C-CDA provides researchers and patients with "meaningful use" of health records and biological knowledge.