Semantic Interoperability across EU Member States

Promoting Semantic Interoperability: Facilitating Data Exchange

Cognizone actively participates in advancing Semantic Interoperability initiatives among the EU Member States, particularly through its engagement with the Semantic Interoperability Community (SEMIC). As a key contributor, we collaborate on maintaining SEMIC specifications, ensuring a unified and harmonized approach to data interoperability.

Empowering the European Parliament: Spearheading Semantic Interoperability Projects

Our recent engagements with the European Parliament (EP) revolve around Semantic Interoperability endeavors. The EP Data Catalogue and Harmonization projects mark the inception of a comprehensive guideline framework aimed at structuring reusable datasets based on W3C open standards

These efforts culminate in the creation of proof-of-concept initiatives, including a dataset catalogue and a knowledge graph. These initial assignments serve as a precursor to a broader spectrum of projects aligned with the implementation of the European Parliament’s data policy.

The Evolution of the Semantic Web and Linked Data


The evolution of the web has transformed into a ‘Web of linked data’ over the last decade. This evolution is marked by the influx of data from diverse sources, spanning individuals, governments, businesses, and sensor-generated information. The true value of this data lies in its discoverability, reusability, integration, and transformation into universally comprehensible information.

Achieving this level of data reuse and interoperability mandates a common understanding of information across all users, whether machines or humans. Semantic interoperability, in this context, necessitates the development of shared vocabularies to describe data, ensuring standardized comprehension among all data users.

The Semantic Web: Empowering Data Using Standards and Vocabularies

Initially conceptualized by Tim Berners-Lee, the Semantic Web is a paradigm focused on standardizing data using vocabularies, enabling robust linking and achieving semantic interoperability. Linked data, a cornerstone of the Semantic Web, comprises a set of design principles aimed at facilitating the sharing of machine-readable data across public administrations, businesses, and citizens.

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