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Enabling Linked Data and Analytics for SMEs by Renovating Public Sector Information

Project description


SME initiative on analytics
Open Data renovation and Consumption application libraries

As public sector information data sources and initiatives have proliferated over the last years, linking and combining datasets has become one of the major topics for information managers of SMEs. Due to the massive growth of available data, conventional methods of data integration are bound to fail while the complexity of processes within organizations ask for more agile options to link and mash-up data in a qualified way. However, in many cases public sector information is not published in a machine-processable format but only as unstructured documents or reports, thus making the effort and cost of linking and utilizing this information unbearable for SMEs. The majority of available Linked Data tools have an academic focus and hence there is a strong need for supporting consumers unfamiliar with the linked data paradigm through interfaces that hide the underlying complexity and allow the re-use of existing software applications.The LinDA project aims to assist SMEs and data providers in renovating public sector information as well as analyzing and interlinking them with enterprise data, by providing Open Data renovation and Consumption application libraries that are based on the Linked Data paradigm but with a strong business, rather than academic, focus.The LinDA project aims to develop : a) A rule-based system for renovating and converting a wide range of supported data structures into arbitrary RDF graphs, b) A repository for accessing and sharing Linked-Data vocabularies and metadata amongst SMEs', c) An ecosystem of Linked Data publication and consumption apps (visualization, exploration, data mining), which can be bound together in a dynamic manner, leading to new, unpredicted insights. Comprising 8 partners (3 SMEs), LinDA project will develop linked data apps that will be tested and exploited through the establishment of three pilots in the domains of Business Intelligence, Environment and News / Media.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-SME-DCA
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Coordinator

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
EU contribution
€ 300 480,00
Address
HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
157 80 ATHINA
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
GEORGIA MERTZELOU (Ms.)
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Participants (7)