A data querying and mapping framework for LOD applications

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has title::A data querying and mapping framework for LOD applications
status: finished
Master: project within::Information Sciences
Student name: student name::Niels Ockeloen
Dates
Start start date:=2012/01/09
End end date:=2012/06/30
Supervision
Supervisor: Lora Aroyo
Second supervisor: Victor de Boer
Company: has company::VU
Thesis: has thesis::Media:Thesis.pdf
Poster: has poster::Media:Posternaam.pdf

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Abstract

The Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud has grown significantly in the past years. However, the integration of LOD into web applications has not yet become mainstream. For LOD web applications to ‘take off’ we need a solution that makes it easier to develop en deploy LOD based applications and fine tune their operational behaviour, in order to arrive at interesting applications more quickly and efficiently. To accomplish these goals, we propose an application framework that separates the application logic from dealing with domain specific semantics. The solution needs to offer the possibility to map application-oriented semantics to domain-oriented semantics. The focus of this thesis is to explore how such a solution could be realized and to provide a prototype implementation. To provide a feasible scenario for our research, we will conduct it within the scope of the ‘Significance Sights’ project and a cultural heritage application that will be developed by the Web & Media group of the department of Computer Science at VU University Amsterdam. This application, a semantic tour through Amsterdam, will serve as a case study to develop an experimental prototype of the framework and an example application to work on top of that framework.