OpenAIRE LOD Services: Scholarly Communication Data as Linked Data

  • Giorgos Alexiou
  • Sahar Vahdati
  • Christoph Lange
  • George Papastefanatos
  • Steffen Lohmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9792)

Abstract

OpenAIRE, the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, enables search, discovery and monitoring of publications and datasets from more than 100,000 research projects. Increasing the reusability of the OpenAIRE research metadata, connecting it to other open data about projects, publications, people and organizations, and reaching out to further related domains requires better technical interoperability, which we aim at achieving by exposing the OpenAIRE Information Space as Linked Data. We present a scalable and maintainable architecture that converts the OpenAIRE data from its original HBase NoSQL source to RDF. We furthermore explore how this novel integration of data about research can facilitate scholarly communication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgos Alexiou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sahar Vahdati
    • 3
  • Christoph Lange
    • 3
    • 4
  • George Papastefanatos
    • 1
  • Steffen Lohmann
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for the Management of Information SystemsAthena Research CenterAthensGreece
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Computer EnginneringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)University of BonnBonnGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS)Sankt AugustinGermany

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