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Guest Talk: Linked Research: An Approach for Scholarly Communication

Sarven Capa­disli

Date/Time: 21.11.2016, 11:00

Loca­tion: D2.2.094


The future of scho­larly commu­ni­ca­tion involves rese­arch results, analysis and data all being produced, published, veri­fied and reused inter­ac­tively on the Web, with ‘papers’ linking to and from each other at a granular level. The academic process of peer review is incre­a­singly beco­ming open, trans­pa­rent and decen­tra­lised. More broadly, the mecha­nism for global know­ledge sharing is beco­ming an ongoing conver­sa­tion between experts, policy makers, imple­men­ters, and the general public. This vision is radical, and getting there requires under­stan­ding of, and change in, a number of inter­re­lated areas. In this article we break down the problem space and define requi­re­ments for advan­ce­ment towards a Web-­based ecosystem for scho­larly commu­ni­ca­tion: Linked Rese­arch. We discuss our stra­tegy for tack­ling each of these areas. This includes how we can build on and combine exis­ting well-k­nown tech­no­lo­gies and prac­tices for digital publis­hing, social inter­ac­tions, decen­tra­lised data storage, and semantic data enrich­ment. We provide an initial assess­ment of our proposed stra­tegy through an example imple­men­ta­tion of tooling which sets out to meet the requi­re­ments. See also https://linke­d­re­se­ and  

Author Bio

Sarven Capa­disli ( is a PhD student at the Univer­sity of Bonn. His rese­arch involves statis­tical linked datas­paces (, Linked Rese­arch (https://linke­d­re­se­, and dokieli ( He co-chaired the tuto­rial for Buil­ding Decen­tra­lized Social Web Appli­ca­tions at WWW2016; and conti­nues to co-chair the SemStats work­shop series at ISWC since 2013. He is currently a co-e­ditor of the W3C Linked Data Noti­fi­ca­tions speci­fi­ca­tion ( He publishes his rese­arch work on his website for all to access and to interact with, and works on tooling to enable other rese­ar­chers. Over the past years, his advo­cacy for Webby submis­sions cont­ri­buted towards a shift in accep­ting HTML and/or RDF based ‘paper’ submis­sions to confe­rences and work­shops.

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