First International Workshop on Finance and Economics on the Semantic Web (FEOSW 2012)

In conjunction with 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2012)

Heraklion, Greece. May 27-28, 2012

Invited Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Sean O'Riain (DERI)

Bio: Sean O'Riain is Lead of the DERI eBusiness Unit. Before joining DERI Sean was a senior research with Hewlett?Packard?s Semantic Infrastructure Research Group, Galway, Ireland focusing on semantic based content analytics. His research interests include the use of Web Science (Linked Data, provenance, entity consolidation), natural language query mechanism for Linked Data, business taxonomic standards (XBRL) for enhanced semantic information access and Linked Data technology adoption patterns within enterprises. Sean?s Masters and Doctoral topics relate to distributed information retrieval and business filings content analysis.

Talk: Towards the construction of Financial Data Spaces: Challenges, Approaches and Trends

Abstract: The advent of Open Data and regulatory adopted standards such as XBRL, have hastened the availability of semantically rich Business and Financial data for general consumption. Market pressures, competition and the do-more-with-less philosophy demands increasing levels of flexibility when dealing with data and its interoperability. Familiar with integrated views of corporate data, enterprises are now expected to flexibly cater for different information views that move beyond their traditional boundaries. Lacking full semantic integration this emergent Data Space perspective better represents a data co-existence environment, where traditional data management strategies have to be re-visited. This talk will cover major challenges and report on practical experiences and insights gained from the implementation of financial data space components such as search and query, multilingual knowledge access and regulatory auditability. Lastly we will touch on developments relating to business standards activity, EU legislation, emergent areas and remaining challenges.