SWeeTing reusable links in Open Data

Speaker(s) : T B Dinesh,

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 8 July 2013
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : K.3.601
Fils rouges : Enjeux sociétauxOpen Data
Public cible : DécideursGeeksProfessionnels


SWeeTs are self described semantic "tweets". We use these to help generalize tools and demonstrate how services for annotation based projects such Alipi and Indian Digital Heritage utilize these. A SWeeT is an @id type object and a set of attribute value pairs and works best when a set of simple tools are configured to a context. They also separate the messaging and the aggregation platforms. In this talk we discuss how semantic microblogs aid in building a corpus of user generated relationships that link Open Data while becoming a platform for reuse. We also discuss how a set of customizable tools and mobile phone apps have helped in this process, and present a number of applications that would have been very hard to conceptualize without this component. Applications typically see the Web as Open Data in addition to data banks of interest in a specific context.


Dinesh has Computer Science background and is a founder of Janastu (janastu.org) in Bangalore, India. Janastu has been providing free and open source (FOSS) solutions and support to small not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations (NPOs/NGOs) since 2002. This includes one-on-one consulting regarding the information management needs of the NPOs/NGOs, building their online and offline knowledge bases and providing support to their projects: designing web-sites, configuring news-filters, helping them migrate to open source solutions, localisation and Indian language issues support, geographic information collection, and necessary R&D.

Attached documents

Presentation of the SWEET project

Presentation of the use of the Linked open data modelisation for social network