Open Belgium 2020

We were delighted in participating in another Open Belgium event – actually the one that took place in Hasselt on 6 March 2020 was our third. We were also quite happy to see new tracks (yes, finally one on Open AI) consisting of very interesting presentations.

Open Belgium is an event that targets quite a varied audience ranging from local authorities to  IT-experts, Open Data hackers, researchers and private companies wanting to catch up on what’s new in the field of Open Data and this year, on AI.

This years’ Open Belgium central topic was AI and we presented our work during the Open AI track. Our colleague Honza Forster, a Senior Software Project Lead in Cognizone provided insight on how knowledge graphs and AI technologies can work together supporting the structuring of data and information. His presentation entitled “Entity extraction from qualification data using the ESCO Knowledge Graph” focused on the trends and standards in the European Labour Market that foster machine-to-machine interoperability, along with showcasing how the ESCO (RDF) knowledge graph supports an AI-based Learning Outcomes extraction out of unstructured open data found in the descriptions of Qualifications in Europe. Feel free to check out yourself how our small demo works. 

During the conference we had quite a few attendants visiting our booth, being demo’ed with our application, discussing with our colleagues and exchanging ideas around Open Data and AI.

On a more personal note, we would like to thank Open Knowledge Belgium once again for providing us with the opportunity to have such a great time during another of their well established events.

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