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Meet-up: Practical applications of linked data

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September 30, 2019

Linked data describes a method of linking data from the semantic web coming from heterogeneous data sources that can be interlinked and shared. So linked data realises its full potential as it can be connected to all other linked data.

There was a lot of interest in this third meet-up on the 26th of September. An enthusiastic audiance listened to the presentations of speakers from inside Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and outside WUR. The speakers talked about their experiences with linked data. Pieter van Everdingen from Linked Data Nederland, for example, spoke about the possibilities of linked data when sharing data between companies and institutions. He also emphasized the importance of linked data for FAIR data.

Jan Top of the WUR showed how linked data can increase research into food quality by guaranteeing the quality of data. Wendy van Herpen from Unilever showed that linked data helps Unilever with internal and external exchange of data. It also helps to record taste improvements in food tests. Finally, Jasper Koehorst from WUR showed what linked data can mean for the storage, processing and sharing of genomics data. After the presentations there was time for talking and networking with a drink and a bite.

This meet up was organized by Campus Connect and Wageningen Data Competence Center.