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specs Specifications

SEMIC provides open and free-to-reuse data models, which are regularly updated and maintained by open communities. Such data models have been developed progressively in the last decade, through the collaboration with public administrations and in the context of pilots conducted in several Member States. SEMIC specifications constitute a key enabler of semantic interoperability providing the cornerstone elements for cross-border and standardised data sharing. Learn more.

pilots Pilots

SEMIC sets up pilots to showcase the value of new approaches and ecosystems (e.g. Linked Data Event Streams, SOLID and Wikibase/Wikidata) which can be leveraged across public administrations to scale up their interoperability maturity (e.g. catalogue of services, base registries). Pilots usually involve participants from several Member States & sector-specific DGs co-creating solutions with SEMIC's support. Learn more.

yol Toolkit

SEMIC also provides a set of tools to facilitate for example modelling and publishing data specifications and for the validation of data against such specifications & conducting ETL activities. The source codes can be found on GitHub. These tools have various levels of maturity, from prototypes to SaaS. The tools are made for developers, data model editors and catalogue or base registry owners. Learn more.

outreach Outreach

As an enabler for public administrations and organisations in Europe to exchange experience, good practices and insights, SEMIC shares its information through multiple channels. This includes trainings, webinars, events, guidelines, studies and reports. Across formats, these aim to facilitate the development and use of data specifications by public administrations as well as to discuss the latest technological trends, present expert views on semantic interoperability topics. Learn more.



Success stories


Success stories

Success stories Datavindplaats

SEMIC supported DG GROW in evaluating the interest from Member States in harmonised semantics for tourism data. SEMIC and DG GROW brought together more than 80 experts from various tourism activities and European countries to share knowledge and brainstorm on first steps towards an interoperable tourism data space. Learn more.

SEMIC supported the European Railway Agency (ERA) to implement an “alert change” use case based on the SEMIC incubated Linked Data Event Stream (LDES) technology. ERA and its customers had to previously dedicate a costly effort to repeatedly synchronise the data about the modifications occurring on the European railway infrastructures. With LDES, ERA and its customers can now increase efficiency and stay in budget with the costs associated to synchronise just the small amount of data on what has changed on the railway, and when, in one single transfer. Read more about ERA success story.   Datavindplaats (the place to find data) is the first initiative in Flanders combining public and private datasets and APIs in one place. Thanks to SEMIC specifications, all metadata have been bridged semantically into the consolidated DCAT (2.0) standard. To do so, DCAT-AP 2.0 was used for generic open data and GeoDCAT-AP 2.0 was implemented for geospatial data. With these specifications, the transformation had no impact on existing data or service providers when editing their metadata. To learn more about the context or the solution implemented, click here.





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