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

Philippe Duchesne pduchesne at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 20:51:15 UTC 2018

Hello Maxime,

I'm interested in your work, as I'm working on a platform and model to
semantically annotate fragments of online data (that includes tabular data
such as csv).
Be sure to get in touch on March 12th; i'll be presenting this project late



On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:48 AM, Maxime Gobert <maxime.gobert at unamur.be>

> 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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