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Data integration with a façade. The case of Knowledge Graph construction.
Dr Enrico Daga

This event took place on 13th July 2022 at 11:00am (10:00 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

Data integration is the predominant use case for Knowledge Graphs (KG) because they can flexibly support a diversity of representations, relying on Semantic Web Ontologies. This talk describes a novel method for arbitrary data integration using a façade meta-model (Facade-X) and an implemented system, SPARQL Anything. By seeing potentially any data object as an RDF graph, our approach allows us to streamline Knowledge Graph construction from heterogeneous data sources. We will summarise the genesis of SPARQL Anything and demonstrate its generality and usability on a potentially open-ended set of formats. Finally, we will discuss the opportunities, the challenges, and the open research questions of façade-based data integration.

The webcast was open to 300 users

(46 minutes)

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