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Support for schema.org at Data.gov

Posted on Sat, 2012-07-07 19:48 by Chris Musialek

We've been watching the schema.org datasets schema space for a while now, as Data.gov is very interested in adding schema.org support for our listing of over 450,000 datasets. We think this will help the major search engines create better relevance rankings of Federal government data, where many searches begin.

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Cleaning Up Metadata Messiness

Posted on Wed, 2012-05-02 10:57 by Chris Musialek

Recently, I took some time to do a little analysis of our geospatial metadata in geo.data.gov. The results are extremely interesting, and they highlight a difficult challenge facing Data.gov as we work towards improving ways that our users search for and discover Federal geospatial datasets, which rely heavily on the quality of our metadata.

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Linked Data Goes With DERI

Posted on Tue, 2012-04-17 20:15 by George Thomas

George Thomas, HHS Data ArchitectThrough my travels working on Linked Data projects in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and collaborating with other federal agencies pursuing Linked Data through Data.gov's semantic community, we frequently leverage the work of many talented international contributors to the Linked Data community. It turns out that many of them share something in common--often they're affiliated with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI).

Like our ongoing collaboration with RPI's Tetherless World Constellation, the Linked Data rock stars at DERI deserve some Data.gov love for the great work they do, and the many contributions they have and continue to make. Their work touches so many aspects of those in the US who, like me, are in the business of helping to realize Government Linked Data, in conjunction with voluntary consensus standards organizations like the W3C, which is of course central to this open data mission. This post in an overview of just some of the ways we appreciate DERI. 

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