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Ruben Verborgh

Towards an Interface for User-Friendly Linked Data Generation Administration

by Anastasia Dimou, Pieter Heyvaert, Wouter Maroy, Laurens De Graeve, Ruben Verborgh, and Erik Mannens

Linked Data generation and publication remain challenging and complicated, in particular for data owners who are not Semantic Web experts or tech-savvy. The situation deteriorates when data from multiple heterogeneous sources, accessed via different interfaces, is integrated, and the Linked Data generation is a long-lasting activity repeated periodically, often adjusted and incrementally enriched with new data. Therefore, we propose the RMLWorkbench, a graphical user interface to support data owners administrating their Linked Data generation and publication workflow. The RMLWorkbench’s underlying language is RML, since it allows to declaratively describe the complete Linked Data generation workflow. Thus, any Linked Data generation workflow specified by a user can be exported and reused by other tools interpreting RML.

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Published in 2016 in Proceedings of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference: Posters and Demos.

Keywords: Linked Data, RML, Semantic Web, Web

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