Conference Linked Data: The ScholarlyData Project

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9982)


The Semantic Web Dog Food (SWDF) is the reference linked dataset of the Semantic Web community about papers, people, organisations, and events related to its academic conferences. In this paper we analyse the existing problems of generating, representing and maintaining Linked Data for the SWDF. With this work (i) we provide a refactored and cleaned SWDF dataset; (ii) we use a novel data model which improves the Semantic Web Conference Ontology, adopting best ontology design practices and (iii) we provide an open source workflow to support a healthy growth of the dataset beyond the Semantic Web conferences.


Link Data Open Source Tool Link Open Data Scholarly Product Academic Conference 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Bryl, V., Birukou, A., Eckert, K., Kessler, M.: What is in the proceedings? combining publishers and researchers perspectives. In: Proceedings of SePublica 2014, Anissaras, Greece, May 25th 2014Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ciccarese, P., Peroni, S.: The collections ontology: creating and handling collections in OWL 2 DL frameworks. Semant. Web 5(6), 515–529 (2014)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Gangemi, A., Presutti, V.: Ontology design patterns. In: Staab, S., Studer, R. (eds.) Handbook on Ontologies, 2nd edn. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gangemi, A., Presutti, V.: A multi-dimensional comparison of ontology design patterns for representing n-ary relations. In: Emde Boas, P., Groen, F.C.A., Italiano, G.F., Nawrocki, J., Sack, H. (eds.) SOFSEM 2013. LNCS, vol. 7741, pp. 86–105. Springer, Heidelberg (2013). doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35843-2_8 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Garcia, A., Murray-Rust, P., Burns, et al.: Pdfjailbreak-a communal architecture for making biomedical pdfs semantic. In: Proceedings of BioLINK SIG 2013, p. 13 (2013)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Gentile, A.L., Acosta, M., Costabello, L., Nuzzolese, A.G., Presutti, V., Recupero, D.R., Live, C.: Accessible and sociable conference semantic data. In: Proceedings of WWW 2015 (Companion Volume), pp. 1007–1012. ACM (2015)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Gentile, A.L., Nuzzolese, A.G.: cLODg - conference linked open data generator. In: Proceedings of the ISWC 2015 Posters and Demonstrations Track. (2015)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Harrison, W.: Eating your own dog food. In: Industrial, Organizational Psychology, 5–7 June 2011Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Lange, C., Iorio, A.: Semantic publishing challenge – assessing the quality of scientific output. In: Presutti, V., et al. (eds.) SemWebEval 2014. CCIS, vol. 475, pp. 61–76. Springer, Heidelberg (2014). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-12024-9_8 Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Lee, D., Kang, J., Mitra, P., Giles, C.L., On, B.-W.: Are your citations clean? Commun. ACM 50(12), 33–38 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Möller, K., Heath, T., Handschuh, S., Domingue, J.: Recipes for semantic web dog food: The eswc and iswc metadata projects. In: Proceedings of ISWC’07/ASWC 2007, pp. 802–815. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg (2007)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Nuzzolese, A.G., Gentile, A.L., Presutti, V., Gangemi, A.: Semantic web conference ontology - a refactoring solution. In: The Semantic Web: ESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Springer, Heidelberg (2016). page to appearGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Peroni, S., Shotton, D.: FaBiO and CiTO: Ontologies for describing bibliographic resources and citations. J. Web Semant. 17, 33–43 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Shotton, D.: Semantic publishing: the coming revolution in scientific journal publishing. Learned Publishing 22(2), 85–94 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semantic Technology LabISTC-CNRPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Data and Web Science GroupUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  3. 3.LIPN, Université Paris 13, Sorbone Cité, UMR CNRSParisFrance

Personalised recommendations