[okfn-be] Request use cases - feedback - tool in development

Pieter Colpaert pieter at openknowledge.be
Thu Feb 15 16:34:19 UTC 2018

Hi Maxime!

Sounds interesting! Some related work to that is from university of 
Vienna: http://data.wu.ac.at/odgraph/ → They extract geo-semantic labels 
from Open Datasets and create a search interface across this.

Next, do you convert your dataset to Linked Data and then export it to 
the data package format? Because the latter really applies to non Linked 
Data. For what exactly is this useful?

Finally, is there some code we can look into, or some dataset that was 
the end result of your process?

Looking forward to meeting you at Open Belgium 2018!


On 15-02-18 11:48, Maxime Gobert wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm a researcher at the University of Namur and I'm currently working 
> on a project on Data Interoperability and the link between model and 
> data, and I'm new to the Open Data subject.
> Regarding this subject I quickly oriented my work towards the Open 
> Data and Linked Data.
> How could the Open Data currently available be enriched with semantic 
> data (with the 5-star model of Tim Berners Lee in mind) ? And How 
> could a user of Open Data easily find datasets about a particular 
> subject (regarding the fact that there is a plethora of data portals 
> with limited search functionalities) ?
> Having those questions in mind I started developing a tool.
> The main functionalities of this tool are :
> -    Extraction of csv data sets via API of CKAN data portals.
> -    Analysis of column data types.
> -    Partial Semantic enrichment (currently with DBPedia resources)
> -    Search of analyzed files (via a text or a file). The tool will 
> find similar files (based on structure of the file, extracted meta 
> data, values, + other criteria possible not yet developed)
> -    Merger / Enhancer. The tool can currently merge (similar as 
> external sql join) two files based on two chosen columns. Future goal 
> is also to add columns to a file and get the data from the identified 
> dbpedia resources.
> -    Exporter. Finally the tool can export the result in the Data 
> Package Format of Frictionless data (https://frictionlessdata.io/)
> This is still a prototype and the reason I'm writing to you today is 
> that I'm searching for concrete use cases or users that could be 
> interested in such a tool in order to validate it's usefulness and 
> further develop it with new ideas and feedback.
> One example would be a startup that used or want to use Open Data, 
> what are their problems regarding the searching of Open Data? What if 
> they had such a tool?
> Anyway I could be interested in having contacts and discussions with 
> interested parties and see where it goes :)
> PS : I will be attending the Open Belgium event on 12 march.
> Thank you in advance for any feedback,
> Best regards,
> Maxime Gobert
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