Tag Archives: Open Data

Dataset Exchange WG publishes use cases and requirements

The Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG) is pleased to announce the publication of the First Public Working Draft of the Dataset ExchangeUse Cases and Requirements. The working group will produce a second version of the Data Catalog(DCAT) Vocabulary, guidance for the creation of application profiles, and content negotiation based on those profiles. The Use Cases […]

End of Year Bonanza!

Three of our data-centric Working Groups have rounded off their year and published new documents today. First of all, congratulations are due to the CSV on the Web Working Group whose work has reached Recommendation status. That means they have successfully defined and proved technologies for describing tabular data, and for converting that data into […]


As many people who work in the field will know, the 2007 INSPIRE Directive tasks European Union Member States with harmonizing their spatial and environmental data. The relevant department of the European Commission, the JRC, has lead the definition of a complex data model that is broken down into various themes. Naturally enough, the data […]

Open Data Standards

Data on the Web Best Practices WG co-chair Steve Adler writes: Yesterday, Open Data reached a new milestone with the publication of the W3C’s first public working draft of its Data on the Web Best Practices. Open Data is spreading across the globe and transforming the way data is collected, published, and used. But all […]

CSV on the Web: new drafts including JSON and RDF conversion

The CSV on the Web Working Group has published four drafts. Alongside updates to the existing Model for Tabular Data and Metadata and Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data documents, are two new documents. These describe mechanisms for generating JSON and RDF from tabular data. This work builds on the earlier specifications which describe higher level […]

Encouraging Commercial Use of Open Data

I went to Paris this week to give a talk at SemWeb.Pro, an event that, like SemTechBiz in Silicon Valley or SEMANTiCS in Germany/Austria, is firmly established in the annual calendar. These are events where businesses and other ‘real world’ users of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies come together as distinct from events like […]