Data Value

Liberating business, social, economic, enterprise, and financial value from data of all types delivers benefits to the media, governments, commerce, academia and individuals. Data Liberate, and it's founder Richard Wallis, focus on introducing, simplifying, and demystifying, these often superficially complex techniques and technologies.

Advice, guidance, evaluation, training, consultancy services, writing, podcasting, conference keynotes and presentations are some of the ways that Data Liberate can help you and your organisation identify and release value from your data, within the enterprise and on the emerging public Web of Data

Part of my efforts working with Google in support of the structured web data vocabulary, its extensions, usage and implementation, is to introduce new functionality and facilities on to the site. I have recently concluded a piece of work to improve accessibility to the underlying definition of vocabulary terms in various data formats, … Continue reading “Testing output formats”


I spend a significant amount of time working on the supporting software, vocabulary contents, and application of So it is with great pleasure, and a certain amount of relief, I share the release of 3.1 and share some hidden gems you find in there.


Let me explain what is this fundamental component of what I am seeing potentially as a New Web, and what I mean by New Web.

This fundamental component I am talking about you might be surprised to learn is a vocabulary –


OK. You have read the previous posts in this series. You have said to yourself I only wish that I could describe [insert you favourite issue here] in You are now inspired to do something about it, or get together with a community of colleagues to address the usefulness of for your area of interest. Then comes the inevitable question: Where do I focus my efforts – the core vocabulary or a Hosted Extension or an External Extension?


Having covered the working environment; I now intend to describe some of the important files that make up and how you can work with them to create or update, examples and term definitions within your local forked version.


I am often asked by people with ideas for extending or enhancing how they go about it.  These requests inevitably fall into two categories – either ‘How do I decide upon and organise my new types & properties and relate them to other vocabularies and ontology‘ or ‘now I have my proposals, how do … Continue reading “Evolving in Practice Pt1: The Bits and Pieces”


I find myself in New York for the day on my way back from the excellent Smart Data 2015 Conference in San Jose. It’s a long story about red-eye flights and significant weekend savings which I won’t bore you with, but it did result in some great chill-out time in Central Park to reflect on the week.

In its long auspicious history the SemTech, Semantic Tech & Business, and now Smart Data Conference has always attracted a good cross section of the best and brightest in Semantic Web, Linked Data, Web, and associated worlds. This year was no different. In my new role as an independent working with OCLC and at Google.

I was there on behalf of OCLC to review significant developments with in general – now with 640 Types (Classes) & 988 properties – used on over 10 Million web sites.