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SOLID Data Workers

[SOLID Data Workers]

Solid Data Workers is a toolkit to leverage the Tim Berners-Lee' Solid platform into a viable, convenient, open and interoperable alternative to privacy-hungry data silos. The aim is to use Solid as a general purpose storage for all of the user's private informations, giving them a linked-data meaning to enrich the personal graph and provide a first-class semantic web experience.

The project involves a PHP and a NodeJS implementation of the "Data Workers" toolkit to easy the "semantification" of the data collected from external services (SPARQL queries build, metadata retrival and storage, relationships creation...), some sample software component to import existing data into the semantic graph and keep it synchronized with backend sources (primarily: emails and calendars), and a proof-of-concept application to showcase the potentials of the semantic web applied to personal linked data.

As Solid may be self-hosted or hosted by third-party providers, Solid Data Workers may be attached to hosted or self-hosted instances and to different backend services.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 PET Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825310. Applications are still open, you can apply today.


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Deadline October 1st, 2019.


Last update: 2019/05/15