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Ideas on Semantic Web for Workers Mobility in EU

EC DG Employment invited me to come an explain the opportunities in semantic technologies (and linked open data). So that’s what I did on Wednesday, March the 16th 2011 in Brussels. The audience was a mix of Public Employment Service assistant directors and ICT liaison officers.

Mrs. Wallis Goelen from DG Employment did the introduction. After me the president of the HR-XML consortium Romuald Restout explained what this standard is about. DG Employment also explained the plans with ESCO,  CV and vacancy standardization effort.

Most of the EU countries where represented. I talked for 20 minutes; the conference was more than 2 days. I explained that the world is moving from a web of documents to a web of data. I showed that the right standards (URI, RDF, OWL, SKOS, …) are in place to make sure that the work allocation process (matching vacancies with CV’s) can be supported – in the broadest sense of the word –  by these new technologies and standards:

  • Data Exchange (CV and vacancy, of course),
  • Application of the knowledge available in ontologies, taxonomies, thesauruses, controlled vocabularies, …
  • Enrich, interlink information relevant to the process .

Part of my talk dealt with the idea of Open Government Data too. The PES representatives briefly received an introduction to:

  • Recovering data waste,
  • Open government policy,
  • Enable data reuse,
  • reduce costs, …

Through raising hands the majority of the participants made clear that they are convinced that the technologies presented are relevant to them.

EC DG Employment invited me to come an explain the opportunities in semantic technology (and linked open data). So that’s what I did on Wednesday March the 16th 2011 in a Brussels. The audience was a mix of Public Employment Service assistant directors and ICT liaison officers.

Mrs. Wallis Goelen from DG Employment did the introduction. After me the president of the HR-XML consortium Romuald Restout explained what this standard is about. DG Employment also explained the plans with ESCO, CV and vacancy standardization effort.

Most of the EU countries where represented. I talked for 20 minutes; the conference was more than 2 days. I explained that the world is moving from a web of documents to a web of data. I showed that the right standards (URI, RDF, OWL, SKOS, …) are in place to make sure that the work allocation process (matching vacancies with CV’s) can be supported – in the broadest sense of the word – by these new technologies and standards:

Data Exchange (CV and vacancy, of course),

Application of the knowledge available in ontologies, taxonomies, thesauruses, controlled vocabularies, …

Enrich, interlink information relevant to the process .

Part of my talk dealt with the idea of Open Government Data too. The PES representatives briefly received an introduction to: recovering data waste, open government policy, enable data reuse, reduce costs, …

Through raising hands the majority of the participants made clear that they are convinced that the technologies presented are relevant to them.

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