2nd release of LOD2 technology stack

LOD2 project consortium announced new LOD2 technology stack release – a set of free tools, services and activities  serving one common purpose: creating knowledge out of interlinked data.

Linked Open Data Lifecycle

Linked Open Data Lifecycle (Photo credit: haschek)

The project coordinator Dr. Sören Auer states that “in a world of an emerging new data economy innovative and scalable mechanisms and technologies are needed to solve the arising data management problems – we see that lots of organisations are seeking for state-of-the-art data publishing and integration technologies along the whole data value chain to be able to efficiently use this growing amount of data. The efficient handling of data – available inside of organisations as well as on the internet – becomes more and more important to reach competitive advantage.

LOD2 tool stack at your service: supporting every step in the Linked Open Data Lifecycle.

This 2nd release of the stack contains updates to the components:

  • Ontowiki,
  • Silk,
  • SigmaEE and
  • Virtuoso,

but also some new components:

  • SPARQLED (by DERI),
  • LOD enabled OpenRefine (by Zemanta),
  • extended version of Silk (University of Mannheim) with link suggestion management from LATC (by DERI),
  • rdfAuthor library (by ULEI) and
  • SPARQLPROXY (by ULEI)

LOD2 stack is organized as a Debian package repository and can be relatively easy installed on any Debian-based system (yes, Ubuntu is one of them) or you can try it in an online demo or experiment with it on a virtual machine (you’ll need free VMware player).  In case you need some help with installation, you can also check How-to document with more details and instructions.

Hold on, there’s more.

Next webinar is all about this 2nd release of the LOD2 Stack on December 12, 2012 at 4pm CET. More information and registration are available here.
Join us and the may the LOD force will be with you.

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