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Data reuse: what role for Semantics

Data reuse: what role for Semantics

| Sara Di Giorgio | News
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December 14, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM OpenScienceCafé with Giorgia Lodi and Andrea Nuzzolese

According to the Open Data Handbook, open data serves as an exceptional resource for transparency, democratic control, participation, autonomy, and economic growth. However, open data represents a heterogeneous knowledge pool, inherently diverse in syntax and semantics. Additionally, managing open data often involves common challenges associated with big data processing. This complexity poses a significant hurdle to effectively reusing open data and fully leveraging its immeasurable value in most data-driven decision-making scenarios. For example, how can citizens, organizations, or artificial agents make better decisions or engage in collaborative social behaviors? Furthermore, how can natural or artificial agents utilize open data to obtain only contextually relevant data aligned with their specific goals?

Over the last decade, Linked Open Data (LOD) has emerged as a set of best practices and principles for sharing interconnected machine-readable open data on the internet. LOD, ontologies, and semantic technologies play a crucial role in implementing FAIR principles, particularly concerning interoperability, often underestimated or neglected in adoption. We will explore how semantic technologies enable the creation of more efficient, reusable, interoperable, and accessible sets of open data, enhancing them into knowledge graphs.

2:30 – 2:40 Opening and welcome by Elena Giglia
2:40 - 3:00 Presentation by Giorgia Lodi and Andrea Nuzzolese
3:00 – 3:30 Q&A/Discussion

Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese: First researcher and co-director of the Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLab) at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of CNR. His research focuses on methodologies for extracting Knowledge Patterns from the Web, including ontology design, linked data, Semantic Web, knowledge extraction, natural language understanding, and social robotics.
Giorgia Lodi: Technologist and privacy officer at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR). Her expertise encompasses technical and semantic interoperability, (linked) open data, cloud computing, and representation of knowledge. She is a co-founder of the CNR BUP spinoff, an innovative company in the field of artificial intelligence.
Elena Giglia (Moderator): Head of the Open Access Project Unit at the University of Turin. She actively contributes to national and international working groups on Open Science, participates in several Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects, and has been involved in drafting the National Plan for Open Science. 

The webinar targets the Italian community, including researchers, research support staff, technicians, and technologists interested in understanding open science and FAIR principles.

Registration is mandatory via the following link: