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Web Observatory Community Group created

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:01:23 +0000
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W3C has launched the Web Observatory Community Group:
  http://www.w3.org/community/webobservatory/

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The sister organisation of W3C, the Web Science Trust
(www.webscience.org) proposes to create a Create a global "Web
Observatory". The Open Data movement and the Transparency Agenda are
successfully advocating the release of very large institutional and
commercial data sets describing social phenomena, economic indicators
and geographic trends. This proliferation of data represents great
opportunity for researchers and industry but this data abundance also
threatens to make it ever more difficult to locate, analyse, compare and
interpret useful information in a consistent and reliable way; a
situation which can only get worse unless we can help stakeholders
perform useful analysis rather than drowning in a sea of data. The Web
Observatory will offer an institutional framework to promote the use of
W3C and other standards in the development of; Semantic Catalogues to
globally locate existing data sets, Collection Systems to gather new
global data sets, and Analytics Tools and methodologies to analyse these
data sets. This community group seeks to articulate the business and
technical requirements for the Web Observatory.

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In order to join the group, you will need a W3C Account. To request one:
  http://www.w3.org/community/account/request

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on
site-comments@w3.org

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team
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