Découvrabilité des données: why can't I find data?

La question de la découvrabilité des données est un problème récurrent de l’open data comme l’a souligné le rapport de l’Open Data Index :

Data findability is a major challenge. We have data portals and registries, but government agencies under one national government still publish data in different ways and different locations. Moreover, they have different protocols for license and formats(…) Data findability is a prerequisite for open data to fulfill its potential and currently most data is very hard to find.


ODI organise ce vendredi un séminaire qui sera visionable en streaming puis sur youtube (via @mathieu) :

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

In this lunchtime lecture Laura Koesten and Emilia Kacprzak, PhD students working on the WDAqua project, will describe why data on the web is still so hard to find. They will discuss how we can help people find and make sense of data, by improving the experience of data search and summarising datasets.

They will also talk us through their imagining of how data search will look like in the future based on their research at the ODI over the past 2.5 years.

About the speakers

Laura and Emilia are PhD students based at the ODI’s offices, and are supervised by the ODI (Dr Jeni Tennison) together with the University of Southampton (Dr Elena Simperl).

The WDAqua project (Answering Questions using Web Data) is a collaborative research project across different European countries, researching how to turn web data into successful services. It is part of the European Commission’s H2020 programme for research and innovation.

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