Tutorial: RDF Validation in the Cultural Heritage Community
Half-day Tutorial @ DC-2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 – 1:00-5:00
Austin, Texas, USA
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center (http://www.meetattexas.com/)
(Wednesday day-rate option available)
Resource Description Framework (RDF) does not natively provide rules for structuring descriptions or validating instance data. This tutorial will present the problems of data structuring and validation in RDF. There will be a discussion of current techniques that are being proposed as solutions (SPIN, Data Shapes, ICV, etc.). Using examples from the cultural heritage community (Europeana Data Model (EDM), Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Metadata Application Profile (MAP), etc.), speakers will present actual cases where validation and record-like structuring is needed. It will relate these efforts to the concept of application profiles, drawing on some existing examples, such as Dublin Core Application Profiles (DCAP) and BIBFRAME Profiles.
Attendees will able to:
- Understand why validation is a significant issue with RDF and OWL; and, how constraints in those languages differ from our usual concept of constraints;
- Identify and monitor today’s efforts, and those in development, to solve this problem of validation;
- Describe some of the specific validation issues with cultural heritage data; and
- Articulate the issues in their own cultural heritage context.
Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of speakers with “real life” experience with linked data and the issues of validation.
NOTE: This tutorial is especially recommended for DC-2014 delegates new to the topic and planning on attending the Thursday Special Session: RDF Application Profiles and Tools for Metadata Validation and Quality Control (http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/rdfAP).
Tutorial Planners/Presenters include:
- Karen Coyle (Facilitator)—Consultant, USA
- Tom Baker, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
- Kai Eckert, University of Mannheim, Germany
- Tom Johnson, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), USA
- Stefanie Ruehl, SUB Göttingen, Germany
You can register using the day-rate option to DC-2014 or join us for the full DC-2014 program at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/index/pages/view/registration-2014.
Don’t wait, register now! This Tutorial and the DC-2014 Conference cap the second week of the Austin City Limits Music Festival (http://www.aclfestival.com/) and hotel rooms will become increasingly scarce as the Conference dates approach.
DCMI Managing Director