Announcement of LOD2 webinars: Linked Data and SKOS, D2R and Sparqlify

Dear all 
(apologise for cross posting) 

the LOD2 team is happy to announce 2 free Linked Open Data tool webinars for April 2012 as follows! 
You can find the recorded LOD2 webinars and respective slides here: 

-----Linked Data and SKOS-----18.04.2012, 05.00pm CET----- 

Knowledge organization systems like taxonomies or thesauri can benefit from linked data approaches and vice versa. 
In recent years SKOS became very popular in various industries due to its simplicity, not only for information retrieval 
purposes but also for knowledge modelling itself. For many organizations SKOS turned out to be the entry point to the Semantic Web. 

A rather novel approach is to use SKOS as means for data integration. In combination with RDF mapping and linked data 
alignment technologies complex knowledge bases can be built to use them for the following application scenarios which 
we will demonstrate by using the PoolParty platform. 

What : LOD2 webinar series: Linked Data and SKOS. Connecting the dots. 
Who : LOD2 project, presenter: Semantic Web Company, Austria 
When : 18.04. 2012, 05.00pm - 06.00pm CET 
Information & Registration: 


-----D2R and Sparqlify-----24.04.2012, 04.00pm CET----- 

After several interesting webinars on components and services of the LOD2 Technology Stack we are preparing the next broadcast. 

D2R Server (Free University of Berlin) is a tool for publishing relational databases on the Semantic Web. It enables RDF and HTML browsers 
to navigate the content of the database, and allows applications to query the database using the SPARQL query language. 

Sparqlify (University of Leipzig) is a tool enabling one to define expressive RDF views on relational databases and query them with a subset of the 
SPARQL query language. By featuring a novel RDF view definition syntax, it aims at simplifying the RDB-RDF mapping process. 

What : LOD2 webinar series: D2R and Sparqlify 
Who : LOD2 project, presenter: Free University Berlin and University of Leipzig, both Germany 
When : 24.04. 2012, 04.00pm - 05.00pm CET 
Information & Registration: 


The LOD2 webinar series is powered by LOD2 - Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data ( ), organised & produced by Semantic Web Company ( ), Austria. 

This series will provide a monthly webinar about Linked (Open) Data tools and services around the LOD2 project, the LOD2 Stack and the Linked Open Data Life Cycle, also in the form of 3rd party tools. 

We are looking forward for your registration and to meeting you at the LOD2 webinars on 18.04.2012 and 24.04.2012! 

Please find continuously updated information here: 

We are looking forward to meeting you at the announced webinars in April 2012!! 

All the best! 


Martin Kaltenböck, CMC 
Managing Partner, CFO 

Semantic Web Company (SWC) 
Mariahilfer Strasse 70 / 8 
A - 1070 Vienna, Austria 
Tel +43 1 402 12 35 - 25 
Fax +43 1 402 12 35 - 22 
Mobile +43 650 3905697 

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Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 07:13:05 UTC