[ckan-discuss] Enhancing support for Linked Data / Semantic Web

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Jun 17 17:46:28 BST 2010

Hey Jan! Great to hear from you!

Perhaps we can organise a time to catch up quickly about what you
might be able to contribute to CKAN? Would be great to have a chat
with you about this!

Will: would you have time to join Jan and I for a quick call regarding
things he may be able to contribute to CKAN, especially re: linked
data functionality?

All the best,


On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:02 AM, William Waites
<william.waites at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 10-05-16 22:43, Jan Demter wrote:
>> Hello CKANists!
>> I'd like to work on CKAN during my master thesis (CS). While I might still be able to help out on various issues, my main efforts would have to be somehow related with support for Linked Data / Semantic Web.
>> Does anybody have any ideas/visions for this beyond the things already done in v0.11?
> Hello Jan, good news!
> I did some work a little while ago transforming CKAN data into RDF, and
> running a prototype triplestore front end at http://semantic.ckan.net/,
> there's a python package that does this[1]. More recent work has been
> elaborating the RDF infrastructure, mostly focused on a project having
> to do with bibliographic[2][3] data but keeping in mind reusing it for a
> second try at semantic.ckan.net and elsewhere.
> Not sure what your area of interest is, most RDF efforts flounder on
> useability and user-interface issues.
> Would be very happy for your help and input.
> Cheers,
> -w
> [1] http://bitbucket.org/ww/ckanrdf/
> [2] http://bibliographica.org
> [3] http://knowledgeforge.net/pdw/trac
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