Publishing Open Data and Services for the Flemish Research Information Space

  • Christophe Debruyne
  • Pieter De Leenheer
  • Peter Spyns
  • Geert van Grootel
  • Stijn Christiaens
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6999)

Abstract

The Flemish public administration aims to integrate and publish all research information on a portal. Information is currently stored according to the CERIF standard modeled in (E)ER and aimed at extensibility. Solutions exist to easily publish data from databases in RDF, but ontologies need to be constructed to render those meaningful. In order to publish their data, the public administration and other stakeholders first need to agree on a shared understanding of what exactly is captured and stored in that format. In this paper, we show how the use of the Business Semantics Management method and tool contributed in achieving that aim.

Keywords

ontology development methodology social process business semantics management fact-orientation natural language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Debruyne
    • 1
  • Pieter De Leenheer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Peter Spyns
    • 4
  • Geert van Grootel
    • 4
  • Stijn Christiaens
    • 3
  1. 1.STARLabVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Business Web & MediaVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Collibra nv/sa, BrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Flemish Dept. of Economy, Science, and InnovationBrusselsBelgium

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