Come share your expertise with linked data and semantic technologies and learn from others at LinkedData Planet in New York City (June 17-18, 2008).
In creating the modern generation of enterprise and web applications, we typically integrate information from multiple sources. Relating data from disparate sources presents a challenge of deriving information. However, semantic tools and technologies are evolving that enable us to understand information derived by linking data from different sources, including data from applications, databases, ontologies and content management systems. Semantic technologies and tools support techniques such as tagging online information to make it more readily accessible for data integration. This makes it easier to understand data in relation to other data, even if some of this data is inside your firewall, some is in a business partnerâ€™s system, and some is part of the growing collection of useful publicly available data on the web.
LinkedData Planet provides insights into those technologies that enableus to:
connect data contained in silos within organizations in a meaningful way
extract and correlate data from web sites and databases for purposes such as analyzing trends and decision support, customer and vendor relationship management, and social networking
The concept of linked data is gaining mindshare with developers, users and the more than 200 software companies developing semantic tools. A community including architects, developers and web builders is advancing the evolution of the World Wide Web from “linked documents” to a web of “linked data”. Organizations such as Adobe, Google, OpenLink Software, Oracle, SAP, the W3C and the grassroots Linking Open Data community have provided technology and thought leadership during the embryonic stages of this transition. Semantic technology has gained traction in the enterprise and linked data is accessible via the web. Notable examples include DBpedia, the Zoominfo search engine, the Bambora travel recommendation site, social networking sites, semantic web services and SPARQL query language and protocol-compliant servers and data management systems. There are also linked data browsers and a growing number of sites exposing machine-readable data using micro-formats, RDFa, and GRDDL.
LinkedData Planet sessions will cover topics such as:
Retrieval technologies: XQuery, SPARQL, and SQL
Middleware: SQL-RDF mapping, GRDDL, RDFa, and other RDF data converters (RDFizers)
Tools, RDF browsers, linked data search engines, publishing tools
Open Data Ontologies and OWL
Semantic web services exploiting social networking technology
Combining data from SQL databases, GIS and content management systems
The LinkedData Planet audience will include system architects, enterprise architects, web site designers, software developers, consultants and technical managers, all looking to learn more about linking the growing collection of available data sources and technologies to get more value from their data for their organizations.
45 E 45th St
New York, New York 10017
Co-chairs: Bob DuCharme, Ken North