Warning: Liveblogging – prone to error, inaccuracy, and howling affronts to grammar. This post will be improved over the course of a few days.
A session sharing handy open data tools that participants have built or found that might just make your life easier.
Google document for this session
Chris Gutteridge, University of Southampton
- Prefix.cc – look up namespaces for RDF
- Graphite PHP Linked Data Library – most of the RDF tools are written by academics who are clever, and assume that others are clever. Chris just wanted to build something easy – and that’s what Graphite is. It’s an easy way of exploring linked data. It makes it easy to debug the RDF code you create. The development version has a SPARQL interface, making it easy to build SPARQL queries.
- Alicorn – a tool for generating pages from linked data.
- RDF Browser – a quick and dirty RDF browser
- Triple Checker – a tool to check for common errors in RDF Triples.
- Hedgehog – an RDF publishing platform
All of the source code for these is available on GitHub.
James Smith, ODI
The ODI tends to focus on simpler tools – and formats like CSV. Some much data out there is in poor condition.
- CSVlint – a validator for data in CSV format, which also works with schemas. In alpha currently, and aiming for beta this year.
- Open Data Certificates – a project to help people make assurances around their data, that gives others the confidence to build from it.
- Git Data Publisher – a tool to help you publish your open data, guiding you through what you need to do.
- Gangplank – an open source data publishing platform