Nominees and Ambassadors

Netherlands

Histograph_Growth_of_Amsterdam

Histograph: geocoding places of the past

by Waag Society | Overall rating: 0

Histograph: a historical geocoder for search and standardization of place names throughout history.

read more

GVK Online begrip vreemdeling

GVK Online

by Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie, Directoraat-Generaal Vreemdelingenzaken, Directie Regie Vreemdelingenketen, Afdeling Ketenvoorzieningen | Overall rating: 0

In this project we developed and published an interorganizational datadictionary, a glossary, via a website and based on linked data technology (RDF, SKOS).

read more

LOD Laundromat architecture

LOD Laundromat architecture

LOD Laundromat

by Knowledge Representation & Reasoning group, VU University Amsterdam | Overall rating: 0

The LOD Laundromat (http://lodlaundromat.org/) is a platform that cleans, harmonizes and republishes Linked Open Data (LOD).

read more

SemaGrow

SemaGrow

SemaGrow

by SemaGrow wordt uitgevoerd met financiering van de Europese Commissie door een consortium van Europese organisaties, waardonder Alterra, Wageningen UR | Overall rating: 0

The SemaGrow project develops a Linked Data infrastructure that allows transparent access to distributed heterogeneous and constantly updated large datasets. The developed innovations are delivered as the SemaGrow Stack, an open source software package. Through the SemaGrow Stack applications can access heterogenous, distributed triple stores using a single SPARQL endpoint, without having knowledge of the underlying schemas of the individual sources. To prove its practical value, the SemaGrow Stack is tested in data and knowledge intensive use cases from the agro-environmental domain.

read more

CultuurLINK: Connecting Cultural Heritage

by Spinque | Overall rating: 0

CultuurLINK supports the process of finding links between data sources. It has been developed by Spinque, a company specialised in advanced search technology.

read more

Pan-European Navigation of Legal Content

by Wolters Kluwer and EPAM Systems | Overall rating: 0

Wolters Kluwer recognizes the changing needs of its evolving markets to supply customers, especially corporate counsel and corporate advisors with content services covering multiple countries and

read more

Simacan Control Tower

Simacan Control Tower

by Simacan | Overall rating: 0

Simacan Control Tower integrates geodata in the linked data standard INSPIRE and Linear referencing (ISO 19148) with transport data to create insight in the daily logistic operation for shippers.

read more

Data Clouds for product life-cycle management - exchange and integration of Road Assets information

by Semmtech B.V. | Overall rating: 0

Exchange and bringing together overlapping or complementing information from various sources, applications, and perspectives has been a major issue in both commercial and scientific domains. Several aspects can be identified that complicate the realization of a solution to the problem one of the largest being the way in which information is offered. Differences in formats or structures of information as well as differences in vocabulary provide hurdles for the interoperability and integration of information.

In the past 5-10 years, Semmtech has been working on a so called SEMMweb Data Cloud-solution, making full use of Semantic Web-technology in an advanced and innovative manner. A Data Cloud is a coherent set of information that can be used by different software from different suppliers unbound by the location where the information is stored. A Data Cloud can be a single autonomous set of information or a collection of different sets which link information into a coherent whole. A Data Cloud can describe any business domain, like for instance civil engineering products, throughout its life-cycle, while different parts (subsets) of the data are managed by different parties in the supply chain, with different software from different vendors. Information in a Data Cloud is retrievable via the Internet and can be (re)used by different parties to add data about any object, contributing to one big ’cloud’ of data that covers parts of or even the whole range of references and attributes related to an object.

An interesting case that combines some of the most relevant components of the Data Cloud-solution in a working prototype is the V-con project. The prime focus of this prototype is to tackle a set of interoperability challenges as set by two National Road Authorities (i.e. Rijkswaterstaat and Trafikverket) in a European project by the name of Virtual Construction for Roads (V-Con). Specifically in this project, Semmtech is partnering with the global engineering firm Arcadis.

read more

Open PHACTS: Semantic interoperability for drug discovery

by The Open PHACTS Consortium | Overall rating: 0

The Open PHACTS project ( http://www.openphacts.org/) has built a platform for drug discovery that integrates data over diverse sets of public chemistry and biological data. It currently connects linked open data from 12 different data sources, including chemical compounds, protein targets, biological pathways and tissues, and diseases. The diversity and size and of the Open PHACTS data are growing rapidly, and it contains currently more than 3 billion triples. The Open PHACTS project is a unique collaboration between European academic groups, small businesses and large pharmaceutical companies, partially funded by the EU. The driver for the project is to enable scientists to easily access and process data from multiple sources to solve real-world drug discovery problems that were very difficult to solve before. These drug discovery problems formed the basis for selecting what public data sources were integrated in the Open PHACTS project. Anyone can freely access the Open PHACTS data through a well documented API, and numerous workflows to answer specific biomedical questions have been developed and published using the KNIME and Pipeline Pilot pipelining tools. In addition, several custom applications have been built using the API. Open PHACTS has shown that Linked Open Data in the form of RDF triples can be used effectively by the scientific community, and allows queries that were previously very difficult or impossible to run. Future directions include the integration of additional public data sources, integration of internal company data with Open PHACTS data, and the continued development of workflows for scientific questions that can only be answered using linked data.

read more

Ambassador Erwin Folmer

by GEONOVUM | Overall rating: 0

Erwin Folmer, the Ambassador for the Netherlands is experienced leader, scientist and consultant at the cross field of business and ICT.

read more

Pages