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Reminder: Linked Data meeting in London, 14 September

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:18:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4C625CCD.1050402@lukehouse.org>
To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: Frances Huckle <huckles@globalnet.co.uk>, Bob Bater <bbater@infoplex-uk.com>
In case you missed it last time round, it is not too late to register 
for this ISKO-UK event in London. We have 73 bookings already, but that 
still leaves a few places to fill. See details below.

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You are cordially invited to attend ISKO UK's one-day conference on 
Linked Data:


14 September 2010: 10:00 - 19:00

VENUE: University College London, Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Gordon 
Street, WC1H

FEE:   Non-members: 55 (50 if paid by 10th September)
ISKO UK members & students: 20 (15 if paid in advance)

Since Tim Berners-Lee first wrote in detail about it in July 2006, 
Linked Data has remained something of a shadowy mystery for many. Yet, 
the principle is simple: you can add value to your information by 
linking it to that of others. ISKO UK believes that a day examining the 
basic technology, together with a closer look at the emerging, 
real-world examples of Linked Data in practice, will be of immense 
benefit to all information workers.
Linked Data is the 'public face' of the Semantic Web; it is here, now, 
and is growing. Catch up with Linked Data at this conference.

Prof. Nigel Shadbolt, co-architect with Tim Berners-Lee of the UK's
data.gov.uk initiative, will deliver the morning keynote on the 
relevance of Linked Data to public information. Antoine Isaac will 
explain how SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) supports Linked 
Data. Richard Wallis of Talis, will discuss the approaches used, lessons 
learnt, and the resulting successful outcomes of practical 
implementations of Linked Data. Steve Dale will end the morning session 
with an account of how Linked Data is to play a key role in the 
Knowledge Hub (Khub) serving to enable knowledge sharing in the local 
government sector.

The afternoon keynote speaker, Prof. Martin Hepp, will present the
GoodRelations ontology, which enables consumers to search the Web for 
goods and services with far greater specificity than ever before by 
using Linked Data to weave a giant graph of information about products, 
offers, stores, and related facts. Andy Powell will then describe the 
work undertaken by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) to align 
itself with the Semantic Web, and will draw parallels with some of the 
issues faced by Linked Data.
John Goodwin will follow by discussing the challenges around 
constructing linked data for geographic and spatial information with 
particular emphasis given to the work done at Ordnance Survey.

Andreas Blumauer will describe how PoolParty supports the creation and
maintenance of thesauri by utilizing Linked Open Data (LOD), 
text-analysis and easy-to-use GUIs, so thesauri can be managed and 
utilized by domain experts without needing knowledge about the semantic 
web. And finally, Bernard Vatant will discuss the issues involved in 
aligning Semantic Web technologies like Linked Data and SKOS-XL, with 
the real-world needs of terminologists, using EUROVOC and the lexvo 
initiative as illustrations.

With the speakers' contributions in mind, the conference will end with a
panel discussion on whether the Semantic Web is a threat or an 
opportunity for conventional approaches to KO. Any differences of 
opinion aired, will then be sublimated over wine (or water) and nibbles 
in a final opportunity to network.

This ISKO UK one-day conference is organized in cooperation with the UCL
Department for Information Studies.

To read more and to book your place, go to the event page

We look forward to seeing you on 14 September.

Stella Dextre Clarke, Programme Chair, ISKO UK

British Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization
info@iskouk.org http://www.iskouk.org/ http://iskouk.blogspot.com/
http://iskouk.wordpress.com/ http://twitter.com/ISKOUK

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298
Received on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 08:18:44 UTC

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