Alasdair J G Gray

Connecting the dots in the World's data

Open PHACTS wins European Linked Data Award

We are delighted to announce that Open PHACTS has been awarded first place in the Linked Open Data Award of the inaugural European Linked Data Contest (ELDC). An international jury of ambassadors from over 15 European countries elected Open PHACTS as the winner, judged by the following criteria:

Gerhard receiving ELDC award

Gerhard receiving ELDC award

  • Shows a high degree of innovation
  • triggers network effects
  • embraces open standards
  • proves technological matureness
  • shows great potential to be utilised in multiple domains
  • achieves a high degree of comprehensibility for the users

The ELDC has been established to recognise Europe’s crème de la crème of linked data and semantic web. Prizes are awarded to stories, products, projects or persons presenting novel and innovative projects, products and industry implementations involving linked data. The ELDC also aims to build a directory of the best European projects in the domains of linked data and the semantic web. Open PHACTS is honored to be chosen as the first winner of the ELDC’s Linked Open Data Award, and to be included in this directory.

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    I'm an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. My research focuses on linking datasets. Read more