StdTrip: Promoting the Reuse of Standard Vocabularies in Open Government Data [chapter]

Percy Salas, José Viterbo, Karin Breitman, Marco Antonio Casanova
2011 Linking Government Data  
The publication of Open Government Data (OGD) -following the Linked Data standard -requires that a myriad of public information datasets be converted to a set of RDF triples. A major step in this process is deciding how to represent the database schema concepts in terms of RDF classes and properties. This is done by mapping database concepts to a vocabulary, to be used as the base for generating the RDF. Although the construction of this vocabulary is extremely important -because the more one
more » ... uses well known standards, the easier it will be to interlink the result to other existing datasets -most triplifying engines today provide support only to the mechanical process of transforming relational to RDF data. In this chapter, we discuss this process and present the StdTrip framework, a tool that provides user support during the conceptual modeling stage of RDF datasets, promoting the reuse of standard, W3C recommended, RDF vocabularies, when possible, and suggesting the reuse of vocabularies already adopted by other RDF datasets.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1767-5_6 fatcat:nqb3mhujcndqta7ehcx2bj36uu