OpenAIRE LOD services: Scholarly Communication Data as Linked Data Full text

Giorgos Alexiou, Sahar Vahdati, Christoph Lange, George Papastefanatos, Steffen Lohmann
Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data Workshop (SAVE-SD 2016) co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016) April 11, 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Abstract. OpenAIRE, the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, enables search, discovery and monitoring of the publications and datasets from 100,000+ research projects. Increasing the reusability of the OpenAIRE research metadata, connecting them to other open data about projects, publications, people and organizations, and reaching out to further related domains requires better technical interoperability, which we aim at achieving by exposing the OpenAIRE Information Space as Linked Data. We present a scalable and maintainable architecture that converts the OpenAIRE data from its original HBase NoSQL source to RDF. We furthermore explore how this novel integration of data about research can facilitate scholarly communication.