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Thursday, October 3 • 10:00am - 10:40am
TALK: Promoting the Eco-System of Structured Data on the Web

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The Web contains a rich collection of structured data residing mostly in HTML tables, lists and behind HTML forms. There is even more data that is valuable to the public sitting in enterprise and government repositories. This data, when displayed, combined and visualized can provide incredible value to users world-wide. In this talk I will discuss some of the steps towards creating an eco-system that encourages data owners to contribute their data to the greater good and data factivists to enhance this data in various ways.

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Alon Halevy

Head of Structured Data Research, Google
Alon Halevy heads the Structured Data Research Team at Google. The team is known for creating Google Fusion Tables and Web Tables, a repository of over 100 million HTML tables. Prior to Google, Halevy was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, where his research focused on data integration and XML. He is the founder of two companies, Nimble Technologies and Transformic (which was acquired by Google). He is the author... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 10:40am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123