Ontotext Will Present a Position Paper at the Data Spaces & Semantic Interoperability Workshop

The paper "Data Spaces vs Knowledge Graphs: How to Get To Semantic Data Spaces?" will be presented by Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext's Chief Data Architect and will discuss the role of EU Data Spaces for industrial data sharing and how semantic technologies can benefit Data Spaces

New York, Sofia, Bazel Friday, June 3, 2022

Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext’s Chief Data Architect will present a position paper at the Data Spaces & Semantic Interoperability Workshop organized by the W3C, ERCIM, IDSA, Fraunhofer, DIO and the TRUSTS H2020 project. The paper Data Spaces vs Knowledge Graphs: How to Get To Semantic Data Spaces? discusses the role of EU Data Spaces for industrial data sharing, the use of semantic technologies in Data Spaces, how this use can be increased to cover not just metadata, but the data itself. It provides examples from the following industries, Food & Agriculture (based on Ontotext’s participation in the EU-funded theFSM project), Electricity, Transport & Logistics, Architecture and Construction, etc.

EU invests heavily in Data Spaces (DS) as a mechanism to enable commercial data exchange and therefore industry digitalization and proliferation of Data Science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence, in particular Machine Learning. While DSs use heavily semantic technologies, that is limited to describing metadata, license agreements, data market participants, etc. By using Linked Data and semantic technologies for the data itself offers significant benefits regarding more efficient data sharing, provisioning and use, timeliness and locality; use of semantic integration and Knowledge Graph techniques facilitates easier data integration.

The paper provides an overview of the state of semantic data sharing in several industrial domains (Product Classifications and Catalogs, Manufacturing Industry, Electricity, Transport and Logistics, Architecture and Construction; and closes with a brief overview of possible technological enablers for Semantic Data Spaces: Polyglot Modeling and Hybrid Storage.

You can also see the presentation here.

Part of this work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871703 TheFSM (Food Safety Market), an industrial data platform to boost the competitiveness of European food certification.


For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext