Semantic Universe has begun producing linked data for its Enterprise Data World and Semantic Technology Conferences. There were several motivations behind this effort.


Vienna Semantic Web Meetup The first come-together of the Vienna Semantic Web Meetup series will offer a lot of occasions to meet “old friends” and newcomers to discuss semantic web related topics.


Controlled vocabularies, taxonomies and thesauri have been in use in a wide variety of organizations for decades. With the information explosion fueled by the internet, the importance of these organization structures has become more and more apparent. The problem isn’t where to find vocabularies or how to build them; on the contrary, enterprises typically find that they have several mini-vocabularies, each tuned to a special purpose or business need, just as so-called “folksonomies” have appeared in popular websites.

Executive Summary

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched an ontology and associated services to manage, exchange and integrate geopolitical information at corporate level and with international partners. The geopolitical ontology is showcased in the FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System (FCPMIS), where it is used to enhance the system functionality and to integrate geopolitical information, such as, statistics, maps, feeds or documents.