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ODI Fridays: Developing linked data for the people, by the people

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Fri May 3, 2019 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

OpenDataSoft will describe why it is important that more people can link their data together, and the impact this can have on the usage of their data 

ODI Fridays are free lunchtime lectures for everyone. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Linked data is full of promises, but its benefits have mostly been reserved for experts.

If more people and organisations are able to link data, it will be more visible, discoverable and easier to combine with other data on the web – weather data can be combined with transport data to see if the weather will affect our journey times, for example.

Benjamin Moreau from OpenDataSoft – a software company and ODI Member – will talk about why it’s important that more people can link data together, and the impact this can have on how the data is used. He’ll also introduce a new tool that helps data producers with little to no background knowledge to link data more easily, improving its discoverability and use.

The talk may be of interest to anybody working with data and willing to improve its quality, visibility or discoverability.

About the speaker

Benjamin Moreau is a PhD student at the LS2N Digital Sciences Lab in Nantes while also working in industry at OpenDataSoft. His field of research is the semantic web and, more particularly, controlling usage in the web of data.

Live stream

There will be a live stream of the full talk here from 1pm on Friday 3 May 2019.