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Notes from OpenTech 2010

11th sept 2010: OpenTech, ULU, London Data.gov.uk talk Richard Stirling – Cabinet office. Standards… linked data api… NAPTAN is part of those standards… focus on small lightweight patterns… core patterns that can then be specialised. E.g. Data cubes – developed general standard for these, then specialization for payments etc. Important: ids for space & time. E.g. http://reference.data.gov.uk/id/day/2010-09-11 or http://transport.data.gov.uk…wat http://Source.data.gov.uk/gridworks – OS tool for viewing spreadsheet-type displays of govt data. Easy to view data / search through this… could have done with this when was looking for UK LAs. NB can reconcile each column against another data source. Other tools: RDFizer… data enrichment service – gov.tso.co.uk – highlighting recognized text (just off dictionary?) . http://Legislation.gov.uk Developing standards for publishing information… info for people and data for apps. Any pages : append /data.feed to bring back an atom list. /data.xml will bring back underlying xml. /data.xht brings back plain html. /data.rdf…