Cross-repository data linking with RDF and OWL

TitleCross-repository data linking with RDF and OWL
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHowison, J
Secondary Title3rd Workshop on Public Data about Software Development (WoPDaSD 2008)
Date Published2009
Keywordsdata integration, flossmole, forges, integration, owl, RDF, repositories, semantic, semantic Web, sparql, srda

This paper provides an approach to the problem of integrating data from multiple research repositories for FLOSS
data. It introduces semantic web technologies (RDF, OWL, OWL-DL reasoners and SPARQL) to argue that these are useful for building shared research infrastructure. The paper illustrates its point by describing parts of an ontology developed for the integration and analysis of project communications drawn from FLOSSmole, the Notre Dame archive and direct collection of data. RDF vocabularies provide a way to agree on things we agree about as well as a way to be clearer about ways in which we disagree.



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