Capturing Interactive Data Transformation Operations using Provenance Workflows

Research paper by Tope Omitola, Andre Freitas, Edward Curry, Sean O’Riain, Nicholas Gibbins and Nigel Shadbolt on a formal model of IDT (Interactive Data Transformation). IDT tools allow re-purposing of data by standardisation of heterogeneous data sets. They can also perform data quality assurance. The paper discusses the implementation and validation of the model on the IDT platform Google Refine.

Nigel Shadbolt interviewed on BBC News about launch of Midata

An interview with Professor Nigel Shadbolt, adviser to the government on the Open Data initiative, on the launch of the Midata scheme, which will allow consumers to have access to personal data held by a range of private sector organisations. 26 companies, including a number of household names such as Google, MasterCard and British Gas, have already signed up to the scheme.