Axel Polleres

Full Professor, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business

Axel Polleres has worked at various Universities before joining Siemens Corporate Technology research as Senior Research Scientist in 2011; since September 2013 he works as a full professor in the area of Data and Knowledge Engineering at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna. His research interests include: Knowledge Representation & Management (Querying and Reasoning about Ontologies, Rules, Linked Data/Semantic Web technologies, Web Services) and integration of heterogeneous data. He actively participated in several European and national research projects, has published more than 100 articles in journals, books, and conference and workshop contributions and has co-chaired the SPARQL1.1 working group within the World Wide Web Consortium.

Talk Title: 
City Data Pipeline – A report about experiences from using Open Data to gather indicators of city performance.
Talk Abstract: 

We present the City Data Pipeline – a system for gathering city performance indicators published as Open Data in order to ease the compilation of studies and reports used within Siemens. Under the assumption that Open Data provides means to automatise tedious data research tasks, we have built a system that integrates basic indicators for cities from various Open Data sources. The architecture is flexible, extensible, and natively based on RDF & SPARQL. We report on challenges (data quality, coverage, heterogeneity), on the usability of Open Data for industry in general, and our research to overcome some of the involved issues.

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