The aim of this infrastructure is the acquisition, management and sharing of knowledge about socio-economic networks. The infrastructure is based on the lightweight Semantic Web and Linked Open Data (LOD) principles:
The RDF data model is based upon the idea of making statements about objects (in particular Web resources) in the form of subject-predicate-object expressions. These expressions are known as triples in the RDF terminology. The subject denotes the resource, and the predicate expresses a relationship between the subject and the object. A collection of RDF statements intrinsically represents a labeled, directed multi-graph. As such, an RDF-based data model is naturally suited to certain kinds of knowledge representation, such as networks.
Based on this well standardized, yet flexible back-end foundation, we are building a web-based user interface (UI) that will enable users and automated agents to access, add and modify the data. The data from the diverse sources (as defined in the following tasks) are presented appropriately with special emphasis on simple, yet rich and powerful web-based UI. The properties of the proposed front-end system are: