CSVImport: Representing multi-dimensional statistical data as RDF using the RDF Data Cube Vocabulary

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This project is about the representation of multi-dimensional statistical data as RDF using the RDF Data Cube vocabulary by importing spreadsheets into the OntoWiki plugin.

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Statistical data on the web is often published as Excel sheets. Although they have the advantage of being easily readable by humans, they cannot be queried efficiently. Also it is difficult to integrate with other datasets, which may be in different formats. Our approach is to convert the data into a single data model – RDF. But in these datasets, a single statistical value is described in several dimensions. Thus a simple row-based transformation is not possible. Therefore, we use The RDF Data Cube vocabulary for the conversion as it is designed particularly to represent multidimensional statistical data using RDF. Transforming CSV to RDF in a fully automated way is not feasible as there may be dimensions encoded in the heading or label of a sheet. Therefore, we introduce a semi-automated approach as a plugin in OntoWiki.

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DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2022 ( 2022-08-08T11:24:02+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-08-08T11:24:02+02:00 by Julia Holze

We are happy to announce that we are partnering again with the SEMANTiCS Conference which will host this year’s DBpedia Day on September 13, 2022. Read more about "DBpedia Day @ SEMANTiCS 2022"

DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium ( 2022-05-02T16:59:37+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-05-02T16:59:37+02:00 by Julia Holze

Dear all,  We are excited to invite you to the 1st DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium, organized on July 6th, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. Read more about "DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium"

Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2022 ( 2022-04-25T12:24:06+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-04-25T12:24:06+02:00 by Julia Holze

On May 2, 2022 we will organize a tutorial 2.0 at the Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC) 2022. Read more about "Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2022"

International Workshop on Data-driven Resilience Research 2022 ( 2022-04-21T14:43:27+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-04-21T14:43:27+02:00 by Julia Holze

In the face of continuously changing contextual conditions and ubiquitous disruptive crisis events, the concept of resilience refers to some of the most urgent, challenging, and interesting issues of nowadays society. Read more about "International Workshop on Data-driven Resilience Research 2022"

DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code Program 2022 ( 2022-03-23T14:26:48+01:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-03-23T14:26:48+01:00 by Julia Holze

DBpedia, one of InfAI’s community projects, will be part of the 11th Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The GSoC program has the goal to bring students from all over the globe into open source software development. Read more about "DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code Program 2022"