Machines exchange petabytes of data via the Web, using programmable interfaces (APIs). As the data is often modelled from a specific perspective, it cannot be reused by other applications, without analysing and transforming it. This lack of interoperability (IoP) is expensive and slows down innovation.
In this lecture we will present the IoP programme ‘Open Standards for Linked Organisations’ (OSLO) by the Flemish Government, Belgium. Founded in a global vision on interoperability, it applies the Semantic Web principles to create machine readable data standards. We will illustrate the impact of OSLO on the Flemish Government and showcase how the OSLO Open Source tooling and OSLO activities foster uptake. Lessons learned and outstanding challenges are shared throughout the lecture.
Welcome to the world of Linked Organisations in Flanders.