Highlights from the STIRData event in Norway

Highlights from the STIRData event in Norway

Published on: 25/07/2022 News

STIRData event How can business registries from 13 countries be linked together in giving access to interoperable and up-to-date company data (along with specifications, tools and guidance on increasing cross-border semantic interoperability) by using Linked Data technologies? Solutions and possible strategies to answer this question were presented at an event in Leikanger, Norway, on the the 20th of June, 2022.

The event was organised as a dissemination action of the STIRData project.

The highlights

The STIRData project builds further on preliminary work performed under the Linked Data Showcase (LDS) pilot of the SEMIC project. The main objective of the LDS pilot has been to “showcase the value of Linked Data, using DCAT-AP and ISA core vocabularies, and inspire public administrations to get started in building their Linked Data environment”.

STIRData (https://stirdata.eu) provides a set of data specifications, guidelines, and accompanying harmonisation tools in order to streamline and facilitate the process of enriching and publishing company data as Linked Open Data. This way, STIRData aims to overcome the technical barriers that hamper the reuse of open data, namely poor quality and limited availability of open data. In addition to the technical solutions, STIRData focuses on legal issues related to the provision of open data, in particular on the issues of setting the terms of use of open data and its licensing, and on the issue of personal data protection.

The project offers a description of basic practices that are universally applicable. Although company data and business registries are in the focus, the overall STIRData approach, technical tools, and online services will have a general-purpose and can be uptaken to facilitate harmonisation and reusability of open data in other domains too.

Thanks to the presentation from the event, the audience got insight into how STIRData copes with the technical barriers and legal issues regarding enriching and publishing company data as Linked Open Data. The results achieved so far in the project were covered as well. Pavlina Fragkou, Project officer at Interoperable Europe, and Jiri Pilar, from DG CNECT, shed light on the past, present and future of semantic interoperability, common European data spaces and high-value datasets.

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