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LATC

Project reference: 256975
Funded under: FP7-ICT

LOD Around The Clock [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-09-01 to 2012-08-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 188 784

EU contribution:

EUR 1 059 999

Coordinated in:

Ireland

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination & support action

The LOD Around-The-Clock (LATC) Support Action aims to help institutions and individuals in publishing and consuming quality Linked Data on the Web.

Progress in the areas of large-scale data processing, data integration and information quality assessment increasingly depends on the availability of large amounts of real-world data.
The emerging Web of Linked Data is the largest source of multi-domain, real-world and real-time data that currently exists, containing billions of assertions and spanning diverse domains: media companies such as the BBC and Reuters, pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the US and UK governments are publishing Linked Data on the Web.
This global data space allows the development of applications that benefit from the universal identifiers (URIs) and the uniform data model (RDF) over a scalable protocol for data access (HTTP).

Objective

To meet the challenges of the Objective 4.3 &apos;Intelligent Information Management&apos; it is necessary to have access to large-scale, heterogeneous real-world data for use in experiments, prototypes and demonstrators.<br/>Linked Data technologies have rapidly gained momentum in the last two years as the primary means for publishing data on the Web. The uptake of Linked Data technologies has lead to the extension of the Web with a public Linked Data space containing more than 6.7 billion pieces of information, making it by far the largest source of multi-domain, real-world data currently in existence. This data space is increasingly being used for both research efforts and real-world applications.As a result of its explosive growth, several problems have emerged within the LOD data space, including the sparsity of links between datasets, the quality of these links, the lack of well documented tools for publishing and consuming data, and the lack of a good data source inventory.The LATC (&apos;LOD Around The Clock&apos;) Support Action will improve the quality of the Linked Open Data space to enable FP7 projects to leverage it for research purposes. Building on the success of the W3C Linking Open Data (LOD) project, key participants of this effort have gathered in LATC to support the implementation of the EC Framework Programmes by:<br/>+ Deploying an open, 24/7 infrastructure for the creation of millions of high-quality data links between widely used Web data sources.<br/>+ Providing an open source library of Linked Data tools, which will support research projects in publishing and consuming Linked Data from the Web.<br/>+ Create a test-bed for data intensive applications by publishing datasets produced by European institutions as Linked Data on the Web.<br/>+ Supporting institutions as well as individuals with tutorials and best practices concerning Linked Data publication and consumption.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Michael HAUSENBLAS, (Project coordinator)
Tel.: +353 91 495730
Fax: +353 91 495541
E-mail

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway DERI IDA Business Par -
Galway, Ireland
Administrative contact: Maria Smyth
Tel.: +353 91 495015
Fax: +353 91 495541
E-mail

Participants

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Kaiserswertherstrasse
BERLIN, Germany
Administrative contact: Ulrich Rössler
Tel.: +493083873613
Fax: +493083853448
E-mail
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK EV
Germany
AUGUSTUSPLATZ
LEIPZIG, Germany
Administrative contact: Sören Auer
Tel.: +49 341 97 32367
Fax: +49 341 97 32329
E-mail
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
De Boelelaan
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Dirkje Schinkelshoek
Tel.: +31 20 59 87500
Fax: +31 20 59 87448
E-mail
TALIS SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
KNIGHTS COURT - SOLIHULL PARKWAYS - BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS PARK
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Victoria Wall
Tel.: +44 870 400 5071
Fax: +44 870 400 5001
E-mail
Record Number: 95552 / Last updated on: 2014-11-10