MCDS Seminar Series: Google Dataset Search - Building an open ecosystem for dataset discovery (VIDEO RECORDING AND SLIDES AVAILABLE)
Our fourth virtual seminar was held on Friday 28 August. A video recording and accompanying slides from the webinar can be viewed below.
Our centre was pleased to host Natasha Noy, a senior staff scientist at Google Research where she works on making structured data accessible and useful. She leads the team building Dataset Search, a search engine for all the datasets on the Web. Prior to joining Google, she worked at Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research where she made major contributions in the areas of ontology development and alignment, and collaborative ontology engineering. Dr. Noy is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). She has served as the President of the Semantic Web Science Association from 2011 to 2017. Her site is https://research.google/people/NatalyaNoy/
Seminar Title: Google Dataset Search: Building an open ecosystem for dataset discovery
Webinar slides: Download
There are thousands of data repositories on the Web, providing access to millions of datasets. National and regional governments, scientific publishers and consortia, commercial data providers, and others publish data for fields ranging from social science to life science to high-energy physics to climate science and more. Access to this data is critical to facilitating reproducibility of research results, enabling scientists to build on others’ work, and providing data journalists easier access to information and its provenance. In this talk, we will discuss recently launched Dataset Search by Google, which provides search capabilities over potentially all dataset repositories on the Web. We will talk about the open ecosystem for describing datasets that we hope to encourage.