How to Create and Use a National Cross-domain Ontology and Data Infrastructure on the Semantic Web

Tracking #: 3468-4682

Eero Hyvonen

Responsible editor: 
Oscar Corcho

Submission type: 
Application Report
This application report presents a model and lessons learned for creating a cross-domain national ontology and Linked (Open) Data (LOD) infrastructure. The idea is to extend the global, domain agnostic ``layer cake model'' underlying the Semantic Web with domain specific and local features needed in applications. To test and demonstrate the infrastructure, a series of LOD services and portals in use have been created in 2002--2023 that cover a wide range of application domains. They have attracted millions of users in total suggesting feasibility of the proposed model. This line of research and development is unique due to its systematic national level nature and long time span of over twenty years.
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Anonymous submitted on 04/Jul/2023
Review Comment:

I really appreciate the detailed reviews by the authors after the suggestions on the first draft. The paper is now in a good shape, with all my suggestions included and/or clarified.
The paper is clearly a great resource of a step-by-step development of semantic tools and applications from a lab to a national-wide vision.

1-This report is of good quality, with high impact on the adoption of semantic technologies that work. (Before the new AI era)
2-The reader can now be delighted reading the report with tons of references of tools, services, APIs that are available on the Web for free.

I strongly recommend this report to be accepted by the editorial board of this report track.