, P. Wetz, B. Do, A. Anjomshoaa, E. Kiesling, A. Tjoa:
"A Web-based Platform for Dynamic Integration of Heterogeneous Data
Vortrag: The 16th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications&Services (iiWAS 2014), Hanoi, Vietnam; 04.12.2014 - 06.12.2014; in:"Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications&Services (iiWAS 2014)
", ACM, (2014), ISBN: 978-1-4503-3001-5; S. 253 - 261.
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Whereas the number of open and accessible data sources on the web is growing rapidly, data becomes more heterogeneous and is difficult to use or reuse. Even though many national and international organizations have published their data according to the Linked Data principles, a considerable number of data sources is still available in traditional formats, e.g., HTML, XML, CSV, JSON. This results in a challenge of data aggregation and integration. To address this issue, we apply the visual programming paradigm to develop an open web platform. The platform is based on Semantic Web technologies and aims at encouraging and facilitating use of heterogeneous Open Data sources. We define Linked Widgets as user-driven modules which support users in accessing, processing, integrating, and visualizing different kinds of data. By connecting Linked Widgets from different developers, users without programming skills can compose and share ad-hoc applications that combine Open Data sources in a creative manner.