RapidMiner Linked Open Data Extension wins Semantic Web Challenge Open Track

Heiko Paulheim and Christian Bizer receiving the Semantic Web Challenge 2014 Open Track Award.

We are very happy that the RapidMiner Linked Open Data Extension has won the Semantic Web Challenge 2014 Open Track.

The Semantic Web Challenge is the premier competition for showcasing progress towards the realization of the Semantic Web. The challenge takes place since 11 years at the annual International Semantic Web Conferences. The challenge is organized into two tracks: The goal of the Open Track is to showcase the benefits that Semantic Web technologies can bring to end-user applications. The goal of the Big Data Track is to demonstrate approaches that can work on Web scale using realistic Web-quality data.

Our submission to the Open Track demonstrates how Linked Data from the Web can be used as background knowledge within data mining processes. The extension hooks into the powerful data mining platform RapidMiner and offers operators for accessing Linked Open Data in RapidMiner, allowing for using it in sophisticated data analysis workflows without the need to know SPARQL or RDF.

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