Title: Semantic architectures and dashboard creation processes within the data and analytics framework

Authors: Michele Petito; Francesca Fallucchi; Ernesto William De Luca

Addresses: Department of Innovation and Information Engineering, Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome, Italy ' Department of Innovation and Information Engineering, Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome, Italy ' Digital Information and Research Infrastructures Department, Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

Abstract: The open data tools currently on the market do not exploit the semantic web, or provide tools for data analysis and visualisation. Most of them are simple open data portals that display a data catalogue, often not even fulfilling the lowest level of the famous five-star model. The Data and Analytics Framework (DAF), a project run by the Italian government, is enabled to extract knowledge from the immense amount of data owned by the State. It favours the spread of Linked Open Data thanks to the integration of the network of controlled ontologies and vocabularies (OntoPiA). The research outlined in this paper illustrates some of the platform's competitive solutions and introduces the five-step process to create a DAF dashboard, as well as the related data story. The case study created by the authors concerns tourism in Sardinia and represents one of the few demonstrations of a real case being tested in DAF.

Keywords: big data; DAF; framework; data analytics; data visualisation; dashboard; open data; linked open data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2020.107790

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2020 Vol.14 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Received: 05 Oct 2019
Accepted: 06 Dec 2019

Published online: 16 Jun 2020 *

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