Linking architectural data to the Semantic Web

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has title::Exploring the Usability of Linked Open Data to Assist Operational Firefighters
status: ongoing
Master: project within::Information Sciences
Student name: student name::Thomas van der Woude
Dates
Start start date:=2013/01/07
End end date:=2016/08/29
Supervision
Supervisor: Jan Wielemaker
Second supervisor: Bart van Leeuwen
Second reader: has second reader::Victor de Boer
Company: has company::Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland
Thesis: has thesis::Media:-
Poster: has poster::Media:-

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Abstract

The safety and effectiveness of operational firefighters depends on their information supply. In this paper we examine the current situation through interviews and attempt to improve it by collecting more data and developing a prototype, which uses the semantic web. We found two currently unused sources of information that can potentially make work for operational firefighters safer. The attempt to use semantic web technology to collect data was successful, but due to insufficient quality of service from the data providers, this did not provide improved efficiency.