Towards the Discovery
of Person-Level Data
International Workshop on Semantic Statistics
22 October 2013, Sydney, Australi...
Why DDI as Linked Data?
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What aggregated data according to
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What datasets are associated
with the aggregated data?
From which microdata datasets is the
aggregated dataset derived?
What summary statistics does a
variable have?
What category statistics does a
variable representation have?
What microdata datasets are created
by the research institute 'GESIS'
Conclusion
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Backup Slides
Why DDI as Linked Data?
• Users discover data in the Linked Open Data Cloud
using DDI metadata
• Users can search for data...
Overview
• Study
• LogicalDataSet: the dataset where we save the actual data
• Universe: for whom is the study applied to?...
Future Work
• Physical description of rectangular data especially CSV
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Acknowledgements
26 experts from the statistical community and the Linked Data community coming
from 12 different countrie...
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Towards the Discovery of Person-Level Data (SemStats, ISWC 2013) [2013.10]

  1. 1. Towards the Discovery of Person-Level Data International Workshop on Semantic Statistics 22 October 2013, Sydney, Australia Thomas Bosch1, Benjamin Zapilko1, Joachim Wackerow1, Arofan Gregory2 1GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany {first name.last name}@gesis.org 2Open Data Foundation, USA agregory@opendatafoundation.org
  2. 2. Why DDI as Linked Data?
  3. 3. Overview class overview question 0..* 0..* Question 0..* 0..* Variable analysisUnit variable 0..1 1..* 0..* 0..* skos:Concept AnalysisUnit question 0..* containsVariable 0..1 Instrument Questionnaire 1..* 1..* product Study universe 0..* analysisUnit inGroup 0..1 0..* universe 0..* «union» StudyGroup 0..* 1 1..* skos:Concept Universe 1 universe universe 1 0..* 1..* dcat:Dataset LogicalDataSet 0..*
  4. 4. Use Cases
  5. 5. Where to search for specific data?
  6. 6. What microdata according to specific metadata exists?
  7. 7. What datasets are associated with the microdata?
  8. 8. What aggregated data according to specific metadata exists?
  9. 9. What datasets are associated with the aggregated data?
  10. 10. From which microdata datasets is the aggregated dataset derived?
  11. 11. What summary statistics does a variable have?
  12. 12. What category statistics does a variable representation have?
  13. 13. What microdata datasets are created by the research institute 'GESIS'
  14. 14. Conclusion
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention…
  16. 16. Backup Slides
  17. 17. Why DDI as Linked Data? • Users discover data in the Linked Open Data Cloud using DDI metadata • Users can search for data • Data providers publish searchable / accessable metadata • The Discovery specification contains the most important DDI concepts for the discovery purpose • We integrated well elaborated vocabularies • We use SW technologies
  18. 18. Overview • Study • LogicalDataSet: the dataset where we save the actual data • Universe: for whom is the study applied to? (e.g. all women in Germany) • Analysis Unit (e.g. persons or households) • Instrument: How do we want to measure? (e.g. 'What is your sex?') • Concept: What do we want to measure? • Variable: Where do we save what we measured? (e.g. sex)
  19. 19. Future Work • Physical description of rectangular data especially CSV data – We integrate this description in discovery • How originate aggregated data on the basis of microdata? – Aggregation method is described in the form machines can process it – We see a need that this area should be explored further in order to describe the relationship between aggregate data and microdata more detailed
  20. 20. Acknowledgements 26 experts from the statistical community and the Linked Data community coming from 12 different countries contributed to this work. They were participating in the events mentioned below. • 1st workshop on 'Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Linked Data Web' at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics, Germany in September 2011 • Working meeting in the course of the 3rd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI11) in Gothenburg, Sweden in December 2011 • 2nd workshop on 'Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Linked Data Web' at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics, Germany in October 2012 • Working meeting at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany in February 2013

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