Seminar by Raúl García Castro

"Perspectives on ontology-based data and application interoperability" by Raúl García Castro

at 1:30 PM

Building F
Room F021a
Laboratoire Hubert Curien
18 rue du Professeur Benoît Lauras
42000 Saint-Etienne

Seminar by Raúl García Castro at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


We are in an era of information explosion; the amount of information and data that is currently available is huge, as huge are the benefits that can be obtained, but the problem of meaningfully managing such information is still there.
In order to capture the maximum value of data coming from multiple sources, interoperability is a must. However, successfully achieving interoperability requires coping with different aspects, not only technological but also social or regulatory ones.
On the one hand, we need to be able to manage information that is unambiguously defined. To this end, we need to define shared ontologies to support this task not only from the human perspective, but also from the machines' one. However, nowadays developing ontologies is more a craft than an engineering process.
On the other hand, the Linked Data principles promote publishing data and interlinking them in a machine-readable manner using Web standards. Linked Data, along with the other Semantic Web technologies, allows data to be interlinked and reused across organizational boundaries instead of being data silos used by a single organization.
This talk will cover different research topics in this broad scenario and their application to use cases in different projects covering several domains.

This seminar will be held in English